My first Father’s Day without my Dad in 2007 wasn’t a good one. I was like a fish without water, without that father to call or thank you card to fill out. I remember receiving my first Father’s Day marketing email with spite, and questioned the nerve of that company to send me that note with him being gone.
Five years later I still receive those emails and there is still no Dad to call, but the feelings of emptiness and bitterness are gone. The pure fact of the matter is that my Dad will always be with me – his example of dedication, work ethic, and fatherly love is in every fabric of my being (that no cancer cell can ever take away).
So with each new Father’s Day that comes along, I no longer cower away from it. I make sure to take time out for a prayer of thanks to the Lord…to thank Him for all the wonderful years with my Dad, and for providing me an example here on earth of His fatherly love for all of us.