Saturday, June 16, 2012

Bitter-Sweet Fathers Day

Fathers Day...

Fathers Day is a holiday/special occasion that can bring about so many different emotions. In a way it is a bitter-sweet day. 

For some people it is a day full of love & celebration. For many sons & daughters it is a day that reminds them how lucky & blessed they are to have such a wonderful father in their life. Children of all ages take a moment to express their love & gratitude to their amazing fathers on this day.

For some, it is a day that brings about sorrow. Unfortunately, in our society today there are many children who grow up with an absent father. Maybe their father walked out on their family, maybe they never even met their father or maybe their father has passed away. I lost my father 6 years ago and honestly the past 5 Fathers Day's have been some of the saddest days in my life. 

Whatever your story is I want to remind you that we all have a Heavenly Father who loves us unconditionally & will never leave us nor forsake us. 
Psalms 68:5 tell us that, "his name is the Lord. A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows"  
2 Corinthians 6:18 tells us, "God will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters" 
1 John 4:8 tell us that, "God is love"
So whether you had the greatest father in the world, the worst father in the world, or even if you did not have a father at all in your life, let me remind you that you have a heavenly Father who watches over you, cares for you & loves you more than you could ever imagine.

So, as I sit back and reflect on this Fathers Day I am reminded that not only do I have the best heavenly Father in the world but I was also blessed with an incredible earthly father. Even though it is hard not having my dad here with me now, I did have 22 precious years with him. My dad was such a great father and I am so thankful that the Lord blessed me with him. My dad loved his family more than anything and he always put us first. Everyone that knew my father knew that we were his pride & joy. He talked about my brothers, sister and I constantly. I never once had to questioned my fathers love for me. 

So I have a perfect heavenly father, I had a loving earthly father and now I am married to an amazing man who is a wonderful 1st time father! I knew John would make an amazing father but he has surpassed everything I ever imagined. John absolutely adores our baby girl and she already has him wrapper around her long, skinny, finger lol I just love the way John gazes at Josselyn and I can not even explain how much I love watching my daughter light up when she sees her daddy. Josselyn is one lucky little girl to have John as her daddy! 


To my surprise, today has been a really wonderful Fathers Day. I decided to count my blessings this year instead of throwing a pity party for myself. I reminded myself how blessed I am to have a heavenly Father who sent his son to die for my sins. I am thankful that I was raised by a loving earthly father who took such just good care of me for 22 years and I am so blessed to be married to an incredible man who is an amazing father to my daughter. So Happy Fathers Day to all of the wonderful dad's in this world!

I decided to put this photo album together for John in honor of his 1st Fathers Day