Happy Fathers Day From Afar

June 21st 2009

“Happy fathers day!”  Many of us say those words today to our fathers, our husbands, or to our friends in order to honor them for what they have done as fathers, dads, uncles, grandfathers.  This year I am not with my husband on fathers day.  I planned a trip to my sisters to coordinate it with my SSDI hearing before realizing I would be gone over fathers day.  So today my son and I only got to speak to him on the phone.

This is not the first time we have spent several days, even weeks, apart, but this the first fathers day we have not spent together.  As a matter of fact it is the first significant day, holiday birthday or otherwise, we have not spent together.  This experience has made me more thankful for my husband, because I know the Lord brought him into my life and I am not complete when he is not with me.  This is not to say that I am not my own person, because of course I am.  What I mean is that the Lord put us together because we compliment each other and complete each other in a way that no other person could.  When we are apart, that means that part of who I have become is now missing.  As well, my husband is the person the Lord chose for me to parent with and the person who is just the right father for my son.

Today I wish my husband a Happy Fathers Day from afar, but I also thank the Lord for giving my husband to me and molding him into the husband and father he is today.