This is the 21st year that I’ve celebrated Father’s day with my dad. I don’t know that I could be more proud of him. He’s been an example to me in so many ways… many he doesn’t even know about. My personality is shaped by him, my faith is molded by him. He’s been a father and a friend. I’m truely blessed to have him in my life. Our relationship is in a changing stage right now where we’re moving from him being in a more decision making role to being more of a mentor. It kinda scares me, because he’s helped me make some pretty significant decisions in life, but I’m beginning to realize that I have passed the point where he can be so involved and it be healthy. I need to begin making my own life and creating my own family. Its exciting and frightening all at the same time.
Interesting story, also on a Father’s Day note, I was searching for free wireless (which is not as easy to come by in memphis as it is nashville) and I came across a Krystal. I sat down inside, plugged up my computer and began checking my email. Soon, an employee walked up to me. I’m thinking, “crap, I have to buy something to use the internet” but she began to talk to me about things unrelated, so my fears were allieved. Anyway, I mentioned that I’m going to my grandparents for Father’s Day tonight to which she added that she is 22 years old and has seen her Father 3 times in her life. I had to ask again to double check that’s what she said. One of the three times she saw her dad it was on the corner of the interstate, I can only imagine, begging for money or food. It gave me another reminder of how blessed I am, how fortunate I am, and how God has given us freedom to help those who are stuck in a cycle of poverty that causes broken home after broken home. The woman I was speaking with is named Monique, so if you’d like, say a little prayer for her. I can’t imagine only knowing a father from three specific incidents. I can’t imagine how that feels on father’s day.
God, I’m not one for blogging my prayer, but this time I feel led to. Help Monique be comforted and strenghten in any way you can. Help give us boldness to help those who are less fortunate than us. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.