Posts Tagged ‘Father’s Day’

His Day

It is his day
But he’s not here

The lips, they say
“It has to be”

The heart, it fights
Holds on to he

The one whose heart
Could not repeat

Though shadows remain
It’s not enough

For he’s not here
Though ’tis his day

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So this Sunday is Father’s Day. As a family, we never made a big deal of Mother’s and Father’s days. Of course, we would always do something small that said “I love you” but it wasn’t much.

Funny how the simplest things can suddenly become so important to us the moment we can no longer do them.
For the past two years, I’ve been immensely jealous of all the other people that get to give their fathers extra hugs and tell them how much they love them. In my quest to combat the jealousy, I’ve tried to ignore this day. But there’s no getting around it. It happens.

I’m still sad that my father isn’t here with me. Sunday will be a bittersweet day for my family. But this year I’m reminded of a couple of things.

First of all, there is a Father that we all share. He will always be there for us. He will always love us.

 

And I will be a father to you and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.

 

I’m also reminded that there are other men in my life who have sought to be father figures to me and my siblings. While God takes away, He also provides. He took my father, but he gave other men the desire and courage to come alongside us and be something of a father, limited though they be.

I don’t have an earthly father. So I complain about Father’s day. I bet I’ll do that until the day I die. But deep inside of me I know that I’m not as fatherless as I once thought. I have two fathers in Heaven. Prayers reach the One. If only letters could reach the other.

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