Sunday, June 15, 2008


Today Matt and I visited my parents and spent time with my dad and his dad also.  When we were driving home, I started to think about my dad and the foundational love he has given me and my brother.  I call it foundational because from it, I have been able to live in security and confidence as well as integrity and faithfulness.  He has taught me about both God's love and mystery and modeled for me both steadfastness and abandonment of self to be in relationship with God.  I could probably keep writing for hours, but I won't.  As I was thinking about my dad, I began to realize that God has placed so many incredible 'fathers' around Matt and me.  To all of the dads reading this, I wish you a very blessed Father's Day, and thank you so much for the examples of God's love and support that you all set for those around you.  I am grateful for your willingness to seek God with us and help us on our own journeys.  Thank you again, happy Father's Day!


living stones said...

Jenn, thanks so much for this expression of gratefulness. It is meaningful for us all. These kinds of dynamics are gifts from God, I believe. Thank you for sharing!

living stones said...

Just before I read your blog entry, I got an email from a friend whose husband's father died unexpectedly on Monday. She noted that the blessing was her husband had had a warm and loving conversation with his dad on Sunday, Father's Day. What a gift to know attention had been paid in such a kind way. It's so easy to take each other for granted, but it's important not to. Thanks for taking the time to write about gratitude. Anna

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