I can do all things through Him who gives me strength. Phil 4:13
Monday, June 21, 2010
A good daddy is hard to find, or is He?
I hope you all had a wonderful Father's Day! We sure did! As a matter of fact, our Father's Day went so well that Scooter thought it was her birthday! This worked out perfect since she has been asking for one for a week! Doc went out and bought a plastic pool for the girls and put it in the back yard. We got out there and I said, "oh Scooter, daddy got you a new pool!" and she replied, "yes, mama, it's my birthday!". Priceless.
This Father's day was bitter sweet for us in quite a few ways. First and foremost, Doc has not spent a Father's day with his daddy in 15 years. Don died in 1995. Secondly, this was a reminder that our little fellow is no longer here with us and will not be here in August, or next Father's Day or the one after that. We thought about him a lot. But it does make us smile that he is up in heaven with Don. We laughed talking about how Don probably has him running sprints and eating protein in his cereal. I bet they are having a ball.
Finally, this was the first Father's Day that I did not see my daddy in 35 years. I missed him so much! I am big daddy's girl and I know there was a piece of him that thought I was going to drive up in that driveway with these girls yesterday afternoon, and there was a piece of me that wished I had. I have a great daddy. He is funny and kind and one of the most generous people I know. We have so much fun together and my husband and my girls absolutely adore him!! This makes me love him that much more.
The older I get the more I realize that a good daddy is hard to find. I look at my dad and Doc and I see what a huge blessing they are. Not everyone has a good daddy. Not everyone's daddy would do absolutely anything in the whole world for them. Not everyone's daddy changes diapers or gets up in the middle of the night with the babies. Not everyone's daddy pushes them around on a tricycle in a baby pool for 20 minutes when it's 90 degrees outside :). Not everyone's daddy can win a diaper changing contest at church in front of the entire congregation on Father's Day!! Good daddy's are truly a gift from God.
It was a great day for our little family. The girls and I celebrated our daddies here on earth and our Father in heaven that loves us more that we can ever imagine. That's the best thing about Father's Day in my opinion. If your earthly father is no longer here with you, or he is but falls short of greatness, there is always the celebration of your heavenly Father.
Psalm 139: 13-17 tells us:
For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
Your Father in heaven created you in your mother's womb, He has written all of your days for you, you were fearfully and wonderfully made BY HIM!! What an amazing daddy!! He is truly the One to celebrate! He is the reason my girls and I have great daddies, He is the one who blessed us with them. Yesterday, we celebrated Him, today we will celebrate Him again. My prayer is that everyday at our house is Father's day. I believe that is the only way that my girls will grow up and know Him and love Him with all of their heart. Happy Father's day my friends, yesterday, today, and tomorrow.