Sunday, June 15, 2008
Happy Father's Day Dads
From a father's perspective, I have been so very blessed. I was blessed with two beautiful, healthy girls, whom I have loved and adored from their first days with Tammy and I. Like a lot of people, I have regrets, many of which stem from my fathering, or lack thereof, during the early years of my daughters' lives as I was an immature, selfish, young father, too wrapped up in my own activities, pleasure-pursuits, and just continuing to be a child myself, all while saddling Tammy with the majority of the burdens of raising and caring for two baby girls. While they may not even have any recollection of the man I used to be, I know their mother does and... I do. I can't get back any of that time, but I can apologize for how I was and, more importantly, I can continue to allow the Lord to change my heart to the loving and compassionate father that He has been to me. I am so thankful for the blessing of my daughters, even in the not-so-great times, and look forward to our days ahead as they continue to grow and mature into beautiful young women. Thank you Lord for entrusting them to me. May I be as loving with them as you are with me. "The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love." Psalm 103, verse 8.Happy Father's Day to all you dads out there that frequent my blog like Alan, Jeremy, Jim, Mike, and Tim, and all you others. May we never take the blessing of fatherhood for granted.