Sunday, June 17, 2012

Blessed with many Father's

Father's day is hard for me. I did not grow up with my dad in my life (although he is now.) And my boys are growing up without a Father as well.

I am so grateful for the love of my heavenly Father who has never let me down, and who has never stopped loving me.

In addition God has blessed me with many father's over the years. He blessed me with my biological father, John. Who helped to give me life.
He blessed me with my stepfather, Gary, who helped raise me. This man loved me and cared for me and did so many things for and with me. This man sat through a New Kids on the Block concert with my best friend and I.
He blessed me with, Andy, who had no reason to love me, but because of Christ did. At a time when my biological dad and stepfather were unable, Andy stepped in and became my dad.
He blessed me with Scott, who is now married to my mom. Scott is an amazing Grandfather, deliberately seeking my boys out at least weekly to do guy stuff and more. He helps me care for my home, and so much more.

So I can choose to be down and sad and think about what I didn't have or what I missed out on, but instead I choose to see the blessings that God has always been there for me and in addition has provided an earthly father in all seasons of my life.

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all my fathers and to yours as well.



Kevin Surbaugh said...

Yesterday morning,before I left for church I found a list of verses honoring our Heavenly Father. In fact I copied them down (now have the picture of them on my blog) and took them to church, where they were cut about and distributed to various church members who stood and read them during church.

I am glad you chose not to be down and sad about your earthly father instead choosing to rejoice and honor the Heavenly Father.
May God richly bless your day today.