Now Playing: "The Lord's Prayer," as sung by my Dad
Memories of my father come flooding my head today, and I think of so many things. I remember being his sunshine, sitting up on his knee while he read to me, going horseyback riding, watching him work, and riding the tractor with him. I remember lots and lots of good things!
I remember him singing...always singing to me and to everyone else. He sang with his brothers, he sang in church, he sang in the car, the backyard, and he made so many happy with song, especially his little girl.
On Father's Day, I think of him, and I think of the word Father and all that it means. Whether we had good parents, bad parents, parents who are here or who are gone...We all have something of them inside of us, which we carry on to our kids.
Is it just genes? I don't know. But let's honor that part of ourselves today. It's something we cannot deny.
Father. That word as applied on the larger scale is one word that's used for God.
Which art in Heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy Kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
on earth, as it is, in Heaven.
Give us this day,
Our daily bread,
And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
Lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil,
For thine is the kingdom,
And the power,
And the glory,
OUR Father. We are created in the image and likeness of God. It's more than just genes...It is love. Created in the image and likeness of love, in who's eyes perfection is found.
God is Love, as are we. Let us honor that love in us all.
Happy Father's Day to us All!
"Jody"--Daddy's Little Sunshine!
Mary Jo Eshelman, ND, CTN, CNHP
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P.S. Here are a few gift ideas for your father, your mother, your neighbor, your children, yourself...whoever you'd like to honor in the name of love, today or any day! Happy Father's Day to Everyone!