I have been rather contemplative this Father’s Day. I have been thinking first about how awesome my Heavenly Father is. Thinking about all the amazing things He has done in my life humbles me. How He helped me to raise my son David. Kept me from situations that would have been disastrous. The list goes on and on. Thank you Father!
My earthly father is a spectacular provider and overall great dad! When he broke his hip almost exactly 3 years ago at the age of 90, we spent a lot of time together when he was here in the Cities recovering. It was a very precious time for both of us. Recently, he gave me a gift that meant the world to me. I’m so thankful for my dad.
My husband is truly a gift to our sons, as well as me! Brett, Tyler and Austin hit the jackpot with him! He always worked a job that gave him flexibility to be at their activities most of the time. He made sacrifices in ways too many to number. Putting their needs over himself even when it hurt so much. He has never given up on them when times were tough. He is an example of a Godly husband and father and man to them. Now he is also an awesome grandfather and example to his grandsons of how to be a Godly man. I cannot express enough how proud of him I am!
My son David is such an amazing father. Seeing him as a father often brings tears to my eyes. He doesn’t have an earthly father who has ever been a part of his life, yet he is such an amazing father to Madyson and Ty. I love seeing them play together and just interact in general. For his birthday Friday, his daughter (7) wanted to throw him a surprise birthday party! Of course that is hard to do but he was happy to play along! I am so proud of him and thankful he is my son. I’ve often said, if I had been able to ask what I wanted in a son, I wouldn’t have known to ask God for all that David is. God certainly went above and beyond blessing me with him and helping me to raise him all 18 years of his childhood as a single mom.
My sons (step to those that need clarification, but I see them as my sons) Brett and Tyler are both fathers as well. Brett has two sons and Tyler one. I love seeing them as fathers. It has been so fun watching them mature and grow as men and as fathers. Life wasn’t easy when they were teenagers finding their way, but I wouldn’t have passed on the opportunity to be a part of their lives for anything. They are both so great about the needs of their sons and working to raise them to become manly men! I am proud of them as well!
Jr’s father is in heaven this year and it’s a tough pill to swallow, but we have the memories. The first time I met him, he said to JR, she’s another blonde! His funny antics and historical stories were wonderful. That’s about all I can say on that subject. I want to remember the good things and not be sad now. I can save that for a quiet time. Now it is time to go and celebrate with the Collin family.
Let’s remember the men in our lives. They are men. They are not supposed to be women! Don’t try to make them into women! Our pastor taught a great message on men today. I encourage everyone to listen to his message when it is downloaded to the website and app. Mypassionchurch.com. It is called “The Oregon Trail”
Happy Father’s Day