Tomorrow would have been my Dad’s birthday. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given just a couple years to live, however just a few months after his diagnoses he suffered a fatal heart attack.
My dad had an impact on many people’s lives. Everyone I know has Richard stories. When we talk about him it is always good memories.
But my Dad did have his flaws like we all do. While he always had compassion and was loving he still struggled with anger and depression. In the last few years of his life he got married again and started going to church. I could see a drastic difference in him towards the end of his life.
One of the last time’s I saw him I remember him taking the time to visit with a homeless man and talk to him, my dad gave him some money, listened to what he had to say and while walking away I could see the compassion in my Dad’s eyes.
I could see the growth he made through God and his relationship with the Lord. As I said my Dad always had compassion and was loving but that compassion and love was growing and growing as he walked his path with God.
I thank God for that day and I thank God for my time with my earthly father.
Losing a parent is tough and is certainly hard on holidays and days that are designed to celebrate them. I am not qualified to give advice on how to grieve but what I will do is leave these two articles I found and hope that they can help those who are struggling with loss.
Have a Blessed Week,
Happy Father’s Day’s to all the fathers out there who are reading this.
My wife and I’s fathers passed away a few years ago so this day can be a somber day for us. I know this is true for many people as their fathers have also passed away and sadly for some they may never have truly know their father or any father.
If any of that describes how you feel I want to tell you, today can still be joyous.
Because while our earthly fathers might not still be in our life or ever were in our life we have THE Father who is there and who wants to have a personal relationship with us.
If you’re missing your dad or never felt fatherly love from someone know that God made you, God loves you and God is your Father.
I thank God for everything He is done for me, I thank God for creating me and I thank God for creating my earthly father Richard and my wife’s earthly father Ralph. Both who brought blessings and wonderful moments in my life.
Thank you God, Thank you Father, I love you. Happy Father’s Day.
Have a Blessed Week,
Here is two great links to look at today…
God is not going to make life perfect for us on this Earth. We are going to go through struggles, pain, suffering and loss. The key is to continue to trust in him. Things always work out well in the end. Remember this life is a blink of an eye compared to entirety with the Lord. John 15:18-19 “If the world hates you, understand that it hated Me first. If you were of the world, it would love you as its own. Instead, the world hates you, because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world.”
Remember to continue to do Gods Work during your time here. Always trust in him during your times of struggle, in the end you will be at peace.
God Bless You All