I have been so tremendously blessed – I have had two earthly fathers and I have one Heavenly Father. My first dad taught me how to walk and talk; he taught me how to eat with a fork (don’t stab the food – scoop it 🙂 ), how to have fun and how to love. My second dad taught me how to be an adult, with all the responsibilities and privileges involved. He gave me my first taste of venison, and talked to me about bow hunting. He gave me advice when I thought I needed it, and sometimes when I didn’t think it was necessary :). Both dads gave me long talks about what was right and wrong with situations, and how to better handle them in the future. Both dads were called to heaven early, and I miss them more than I can come close to describing. I want them – and everyone else – to know how much I love them, and how proud I am to say that I am their daughter.
I also want to tell my heavenly Father how much I love Him. When my first dad died, before I got to meet my second dad, God was my Father. He loved and cared for me when I was sad, and smiled with me when I was happy. He saw how much I and my brother and sister needed a dad, and how my mom was lonely, too, and brought my second dad into our lives. When my second dad got to go to Heaven, God was again there for me, holding me when I cried, drying my tears, and helping me through many of life’s situations. Even when my dads were alive, God was there for me. I’m so thankful for a Father that will never leave me, even through death – He already died, and rose again from the dead!
Happy Father’s Day, to my dads in heaven and to all the other dads out there.
Happy Father’s Day, Abba Father, to You, for being my Father as well.
May God bless all the dads, today and every day!