A good good father

Tommorrow is Father’s Day and if you’re like me, this particular holiday has never really ranked up there as one of my favorites. I had a tumultuous and conflict ridden relationship with my biological dad and to this day we are completely estranged. I’m really OK with that because I have moved on in life and have enjoyed lots of strong, healthy male influences in my life that filled that space in my life. Additionally, my dad has demonstrated time and again that he has no interest in knowing me.

I’ve made my peace with that a long time ago and this week, instead of my usual apathetic attitude, I find myself feeling and thinking warmly about my heavenly Father. I heard this song for the first time a few months ago and I really like it.

While I never knew what it was like to go fishing, or camping, or treated warmly and lovingly by my biological dad, I know and am mindful this weekend that God the Father was always looking out for me. From having a mom that loved me enough for two parents, God making himself real to me when I was 16, to all of the good men I encountered in my life that always seem to take me under their wings, I know that God has always been a good, good Father to me and I am so thankful for that.