I am feeling very blessed on this Father’s Day. I grew up with a good father. He worked hard to support our family. He was a good godly influence on my brothers and me. And he treated my mom with respect. He is an even better Grandfather (although he always wants to give my kid candy). It is so fun watching him interact with my son and my nieces and nephews. I’m so thankful I was blessed with a good father. I’m also thankful for my husband who is such a wonderful dad. He works so hard to do projects around the house, he works a crazy work schedule, and he makes time to spend with M.J. and me. I thank God every day that Dan is my partner in life.
I know Father’s Day is not a happy day for everyone. Some people might have wanted to be fathers but it never happened for them. Some men might be currently struggling to become fathers. I know a lot of people grew up without a father or without good father. I also know there are fathers who have lost children. I’m sure there are step-fathers who are dealing with the difficulty of step-parenting. If you are struggling I want you to know it’s okay. You don’t have to be happy on Father’s Day. It is fine (and important) to mourn when you are sad. If anyone is struggling with any of these things I want to let you know I’m thinking of you and praying for you.
“You’re a good good father, it’s who you are, it’s who you are, it’s who you are. And I’m loved by you. It’s who I am, it’s who I am, it’s who I am.”- Good Good Father by Chris Tomlin