Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father's Day

Today is Father's Day here in the United States and so I want to take a moment to acknowledge all fathers, traditional and non-traditional...

"Typical" fathers with their children on earth (whether raised already or still young children), those who hold some, if not all, their children in their hearts, rather than their arms, birthfathers who have had a child placed for adoption, post-abortive fathers (they grieve too), foster-care fathers, single fathers, step-fathers, spiritual fathers, and expectant fathers.

I also want to acknowledge the men and women, boys and girls who miss their father who is no longer living. Or those whose father is absent, whether physically or emotionally. well as the men who never got to be fathers, though they longed to be.

...and those who have broken relationships with their fathers, whether because of abuse or something else, as well as widowers who lost their wife and are now taking on role of mom and dad.

I also want to mention single mothers (widowers and other moms) who have no strong man to be a father to their child/ren. Father's Day can be a difficult day to cope with. Reach out to them today.

I also want to mention the fathers who are not close with their children because of many different reasons, whether because of rebellion or whatever else.

I apologize if I've left anyone out.

I want to wish a Happy Father's Day to my own dad who is Godly, supportive, hard-working, sacrificial, wise, loving, and caring. We love and appreciate you, dad!! And Happy Father's Day in Heaven to both of my grandfathers!

I am so thankful for my Heavenly Father who is all I have ever and will ever need! He is sufficient and the best father EVER for all of us, whether or not we have a loving father on earth.

One day I believe I will marry an amazing man who will be a wonderful father to our future children, and will adopt the legacy of Luke and Lily... I'm thinking of him today, whoever he is and wherever he is.

This day can be both joyful and sorrowful for people, just as with Mother's Day. Show all the fathers in your life that you love and care about them!

An older picture of my siblings and I with our dad
(from left to right: Joseph, Emma, me, Adam, and dad)

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