A couple months prior to Dad's death and the birth of my son, I had been stressed about the workload my husband and I were carrying as we were running our own business and I had mentioned to my Dad how absolutely stressed I was about my ability to clean the basement apartment where we were living, by myself before the baby arrived. Without being asked, Dad had recruited a cleaning crew. Everyone came over and started cleaning. Dad detailed all of the windows; he wiped everything down, vacuumed etc. He brought me a big bouquet of balloons and a gigantic bunny that we still have to this day nearly 14 years later. I felt SO loved. I get a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes as I think about his service. He always came through for me – always. I miss him so very much.
When you feel "Fatherless"... remember you do have a Father in Heaven who atones for everything you may lack. Trust in Him. Turn to Him. Let Him surround you with His love and embrace Him... everything bad, ugly and hurtful and the feeling of being lost will melt away...eventually.
Note: The next day, after I posted this article, I noticed a post that a friend had made that was regarding him being "fatherless". What he said was powerful. With permission, I am sharing what he wrote...
My father was not present in my life as I was growing up, as a teenager I struggled with father issues, only those who grew up fatherless can understand father issues, the others guys probably have no idea what that means. Having father issues is like having a boil that just wont go away, you try all you can to get rid of it but it remains in place. Growing up without a fathers presence is perhaps the worst thing that can happen to anyone. Now, many of us have learned to move on, we learned the hard way, the painful way and our vow should be to always be there for our kids, to offer our support throughout their lives. And to also step-in in the lives of other kids who need a father figure. Sons can only be mentored by fathers or father figures. I appreciate all the women who try their best to mentor their sons into responsible men but majority of them only succeed in turning their sons into sissies. Get a man who can mentor your son, get a father figure because no matter how much you try you will never raise a man because you ain't one. A boy needs the affirmation of a man same applies to a daughter. Daughters are more influenced by their fathers. In other words, society thrives where men thrive, nations are stable when its men are stable. With that I Thank all those who have become father figures to me. Have a wonderful FATHERS DAY." - George Kinyanjui (Pastor George)