It’s Father’s Day Sunday in the United States.
It’s been nine months since we lost my Dad. It’s been more of a challenge this week than I anticipated. It’s been the little things…..like hearing the commercials or walking by the Father’s Day cards at the store. Instead of dwelling on the loss…I thought I would share shift the thoughts in my mind and share a memory about my Dad with everyone to mark the day.
My dad never specifically taught me how to build my own furniture or change out a hot water heater. I’ve taught myself how to do many things. My father even said once that he wonders where my brothers and me learned how to do so many thing because it wasn’t from him. Maybe it all wasn’t. But he did teach us the importance of learning how to get things done and to take care of our families. Many times it was helping (or being forced…lol) him repair a washing machine or working on other things. My father taught me more than he may remember teaching me. For all those lessons and instilling a good work ethic…..I am grateful.
Genesis 18:19 – “For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just, so that the LORD will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him.”