Happy Father’s Day (and hug to those who hurt on this day)

June 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there!

And a special hug

To those who don’t have a Dad here with them

Or who may have a strained relationship with their father.

Father’s Day has been at times very difficult for me

I had a strained relationship with my own father

After my parents divorce

For years, Father’s Day only brought me sadness

When I got divorced, more sadness came

Because then I had to watch my kids go through a similar event

Not always having their Dad with them because of distance

During the years where I was not in contact with my own father

I  learned something critically important to my life

Regardless of our earthly situation

We do ALL have a Father

Our Father in Heaven.

He IS our Dad!

And He loves us

So regardless of what your life may have been like..

Remember that you DO have a Father who loves you.

That is why I love this song!

The Chorus is my absolute favorite part of this song

Where the song declares “I have a Father! We have a Father!”

There were many years I needed to know this

To just know that I did have a father in heaven who I could count on


I feel blessed to have my father in my life now

It is another reminder that God can make all things new

My Dad is coming to visit me next week actually



So Happy Father’s Day to my Dad

And all the Dads out there

Happy Father’s Day to the single parents who have to be both Mom and Dad

Happy Father’s Day to the father of my children

Because he gave me the 4 best gifts in my life!!



And Happy Father’s Day to my Father in Heaven who has stood by me

Through the last 240 pounds

And continues to see me through each and every day!


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Sheila June 16, 2013 at 7:35 pm

“Regardless of our earthly situation

We do ALL have a Father

Our Father in Heaven.

He IS our Dad!”

Holly this was our message at church today (among other messages) but what a joy to come and find your blog saying the exact same thing. Beautifully written as always!
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Linda June 16, 2013 at 9:00 pm

What a beautiful message, Holly, thank you!
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Betty Taylor June 17, 2013 at 2:19 am

A great Father’s Day post! I am glad you have a relationship with your father now. Enjoy your visit! You have a beautiful family.

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Lori June 17, 2013 at 4:34 pm

What an uplifting post. Thank you. I lost my precious earthly father 9 years ago. I was the ultimate Daddy’s Girl. This day always brings a bit of sorrow, but not as much as it once did. God heals in time. I will always have a scar on my heart, but it is a good reminder of the love we shared. There is nothing like the Daddy-Daughter bond.
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sunnydayz June 19, 2013 at 3:51 pm

What a beautiful post. This hit home with me in so many ways. My father was never in my life and every morning when I pray I thank the Lord Jesus Christ for being my Heavenly Father as well as my Earthly Father. I’m also divorced and feel for my daughter who has to deal with not being as close to her dad as she could probably be had we tayed together.
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