"Look, the winter is past, and the rains are over and gone.
The flowers are springing up, the season of singing bird has come,
and the cooing of turtledoves fills the air."
Song of Solomon 2:11-12
I spent yesterday with my Dad. In a sense, it wasn't any different than a typical Sunday afternoon but to most it was a special day, Father's Day. Please don't misunderstand me, "Father's Day" is an important day each year because our fathers deserve recognition.
I love my Dad so much and thank God daily for the relationship I have with both my parents. For those who don't have this positive and beautiful bond with your Dad or Mom, I pray you've come to experience it through your relationship with Jesus ~ God is a loving, compassionate, and Heavenly Father, ready to shower you with an eternal love you'll never forget. I'm blessed with the love and bond of both. Doubly blessed, I feel a song coming on. lol
Seriously though, why do so many people wait until Father's Day to recognize their dads? A favorite Sunday memory of my childhood was the time spent at my Gram's for dinner. Once we were old enough, we were able to help set up and it was a family day. This is a tradition we've continued with my parents. The gathering is much smaller yet the love is just as abundant. Yes it was Father's Day yesterday but we didn't spend the day together because the calendar told us it was appropriate. Why would we wait for a Sunday in June to express our love for each other.
My father and I worked together to prepare dinner for us all as my Mom and Mary chilled in the other room. Dad and I walked the yard taking pictures of the flowers and garden. We all sat around the kitchen table to enjoy dinner once Ed arrived from a long day at work.
I spent the entire day with my father but never thought to wish him "Happy Father's Day!" until we had been there three hours, left to get groceries for my Mom, and returned. I walked in and said, "Oh my gosh, Happy Father's Day." We all laughed. Everyday is Mother's and Father's day in our family. Only God knows what tomorrow brings so we don't wait for the calendar to remind us to honor, love, and spend time with our loved ones. It's a daily celebration, the celebration of life.
Do you celebrate your loved ones on a daily basis?
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323