Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day

This has been a difficult date for me over the past 15 years since my father died.
I know it is a difficult day for many people as they sort through sometimes very complicated relationships with their dads.

But I found a new light, a new perspective today.
I got to celebrate, quietly, so the child would not awaken, a first father's day with my husband.
Ironically we both rose early this morning (more that we couldn't get back to sleep after the 4:30 am feeding) and talked, laughed and giggled like we hadn't in a long time.

With the sunlight streaming in, he opened his father's day cards and gifts with an enthusiasm I had not seen for some time. It was a good, good morning. Even if I had to rush later to get ready for worship.

What an honor to celebrate with a new father today.
What a joy to look in at our son, overwhelmed with love.

A little part of my broken heart mended today, as I watched the father of my son who shares his grandfather's name.

3 comments:

Amy said...

This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Remembered, not forgotten.Stories shared with laughter and love. Life goes on. But a part of your DAD will always be there in words shared, or in a resembled look.
Love, MOM

Emily Cole said...

Crying! (Again!)

I never met your dad but I feel as though I have, because I know you.

Love you!