Tuesday, June 10, 2008

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY, DAD

I want to say Happy Father's Day to my Dad. He has been gone to be with Jesus for some thirty-five years. I can still remember my Dad as though it was only yesterday that I saw him last. I loved and appreciated him more than I could have ever told him in words that I knew. I just wish that I would have let him know more often what he meant to me. How very happy I was that I was his daughter. So, Dad, up there in heaven, what ever you are doing, I just want you to know that I love you still and appreciate you so much more today than I did way back then. I have grown and experienced being a parent and a Grandparent and a Great Grand Parent now and I realize how very much you loved me and sacrificed for me. I know that the years grow short now and it want be so much longer before I see you once more but today, I felt a great need to say it out loud, "I love you, Dad!"connie

If you have a Dad, still living, don't take for granted that he will be here tomorrow. Sometimes tomorrows never come. Take the opportunity you have today to say, "I love you, Dad." Remember no one is perfect, no even you so appreciate the things that you can about your Dad and let him know it. Just some advice from someone who no longer has a chance to tell her Dad all the things she would like to.

6 comments:

sparrow's song said...

you shared,
I have grown and experienced being a parent and a Grandparent and a Great Grand Parent now and I realize how very much you loved me and sacrificed for me.

That's usually what it takes for children to finally come to those conclusions. Until we are brought to the point of giving everything, we may take it for granted how much our heavenly Father gave for us as well. I would gladly take my child's place if their life were required of them. That would be the easy part. But consider that the Father gave his Son for us. Now THAT would be hard for any parent who loves their child; to give a child for another. As His thoughts and ways are higher than ours...so is His love greater than ours. No one out gives God.

I remember saying once to my parents, "Parents are kinda like God. You can never out give them." The look on their faces was priceless. But it's true. How can you give in return what they've given with their life?

you shared,
If you have a Dad, still living, don't take for granted that he will be here tomorrow. Sometimes tomorrows never come. Take the opportunity you have today to say, "I love you, Dad."

You are so right!

I have made it a point to never miss a birthday, a fathers/mothers day, or Christmas in sending my love in words and gifts to my parents these last 30 years I've been gone from home. And I won't be missing it this year either.

Great post!!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

You know Sparrow, I think we learn a lot about God by knowing our parents and when we can trust them then it makes it easier for us to trust God who we can not see but know with all our heart He is here with us. Thank you.

Tori said...

Connie,
This is such a sweet post. How special our parents are and even more after they have gone on.
My dad died at 39 and I have missed him immensely ever sense.

I sure enjoyed this post, thanks Connie!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Dear Tori, thank you. I lost my Dad at age 62 and I thought that seemed so soon, I am so sorry you lost your much much eariler. It is such a great loss, I feel with you. connie

Sunny Days said...

Sweet thoughts from the heart! :)
Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment.
Have a great day.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Sunny Days, Thank you, you are welcome. I have had a great day. I hope your is one to remember also. connie