*note, we’ll continue our Gospel Chapters next Sunday
It’s been a long time since my last “Dad & Daughter” Date to the ballgame. I miss it still, and thank God for so many good memories with my Dad. My Dad has always been one of the best guys I know. He’s got a dry humor, slow to anger no matter how many times I’ve disappointed him. He’s always been a hard worker and, when he was able, loved to play sports as much if not more so than watching.
I am grateful I live in an age that distance in miles isn’t so noticeable with phone calls, e mail and the odd skype adventure. But I still miss my Dad.
Dads for a long time have gotten a bad rap- made out to be fools and goofs on TV sitcoms and have often been mocked by their television families.
I know a lot of great guys who happen to be Dads, I also know a lot of guys who never should have been Dads. There are many good men out there who for various reasons aren’t Dads, and a lot of Dads who for various reasons don’t have the chance to be with their kids. There are a lot of great guys out there who aren’t Dads, but take time to mentor or teach kids who for whatever reasons don’t have a Dad around in their lives.
Not all kids have their Dads, and for a lot of folks who are missing theirs, or estranged from their Dads or Dads missing their kids, this day can be a hard one.
It’s days such as this one that we need to remind those who are separated by life or death circumstances from their Dads, that they have a Father who loves them more than any earthly Dad could ever love us.
As a mom who sometimes needs to be a better Dad, I can say without a doubt, being a Dad is a tough job! God bless our Dads, and to all Dads here and out there- have a Blessed and Happy Father’s Day.