Today is Father’s Day. My father was wonderful in many ways. But, his mental illness had a negative impact on my thought processes. He wasn’t the champion and hero I needed. He loved me. He was proud of me. I love him and miss him very much.
I married a champion and hero. He and I raised a champion and hero. Our son is like him and like me, too. Strong, take charge, fearless and still a sacrificial care giver to his family. Our daughter is the same. The best of both of us has come together in our children. As we see them parent their little girls, it is very apparent.
I praise Him, today. He is the True Source of my joy and happiness. All the time I am wanting to be different, He is making me different. Not my ideas, but His so much better ideas for me are working themselves out. I am not really an adult orphan, after all. My Father is still protecting, guiding, patiently teaching me with His loving ways. Happy Father’s Day, Lord.