According to dictionary.com a father is described as:
- a male parent.
- a father-in-law, stepfather, or adoptive father.
- any male ancestor, especially the founder of a family or line;progenitor.
- a man who exercises paternal care over other persons; paternal protector or provider:
As a self-proclaimed ( and well-known) “daddy’s girl” I take the utmost pride in celebrating my father. There has never been a time that I can think of, that my dad wasn’t there for me. People may say that I was spoiled because my dad gave me everything I wanted as a child. But what they fail to see is the work ethic and responsibility he instilled in me from a very young age. At 10, I got my first “job” selling candy bars with my neighbour and his wife making only 1 dollar of every chocolate I sold. When I was 13 I wanted a cell phone so bad. I begged my mom ( she quickly shot that down) and didn’t succeed. I asked my dad and he told the most important thing that has still stuck with me until this day; ” If you want something you need to find a way to get it yourself. Don’t depend on people to get or give you anything. So you know what? Instead of asking him for a phone again, I begged him for a ride every Saturday to the mall where I worked a part-time under the table job at a bookstore . I saved up the money for a phone myself and never begged my parents for anything anymore. But because I stopped asking for things, and found a way to provide for myself, my dad ( and mom) gave me the world. Thanks guys!!! ( lol)
What I really respect about my dad is that he would rather go without then see me be upset. When things were financially rough on them when I was a child, I didn’t understand it. As a young kid, I would always want money to go to the corner store, or to buy McDonald’s 😛 . I didn’t understand then that they really didn’t have it to spare. But my dad always found a way to provide.
As a woman of faith, the relationship my earthly father has fostered with me physically is comparable to the relationship I have with God my heavenly father. God always provides for me what I need. He will go the ends of the earth ( or up on a wooden cross) to ensure that my life is not in vain.Sometimes He has to give you a little nudge to motivate you to get things in order and use the gifts He has given you to succeed.
I am so blessed to be in contact with my earthly father and my heavenly father! My earthly father has shown me a physical example of a man and God has shown me that any man who is in my life needs to be a man after His own heart.
Whether you have a relationship with your earthly father or not, always remember that there is a Father up in heaven looking out for your best interests and working on your behalf! He loves you!
Be Blessed! Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers, ( and those who play a fatherly role) may you be blessed today and forevermore!
Two songs I was listening to today:
“He is jealous for me
Love’s like a hurricane, and I am a tree
Bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy
When all of a sudden,
I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory
And I realize just how beautiful you are and how great your affections are for me.
How He loves us oh
Oh how He loves us
how He loves us oh…”
“I want my unborn son to be like my daddy
I want my husband to be like my daddy
There is no one else like my daddy
And I thank you for loving me”
2 thoughts on “Happy Father’s Day!”
Even with a year difference you still have the best father’s day post out there ❤
Thanks girl xoxo