STOP YOUR SCROLL
and read what this dad wrote.
I promise, it’s worth it:
“I wasn’t prepared for this. Father’s Day, since 2008, has been bittersweet, and I try my hardest to focus on the positive and the present. Most years that task for me is difficult, but I press through it because Maddie deserves to have a Daddy who relishes her presence in his life. I also don’t want to be mired in the unchangeable past; that doesn’t help anyone. I had a feeling this year would be different, however, and when Maddie handed me my present this morning, an expectant knot formed in my gut. I unwrapped it, flipped it around to see what it was, and was met, face to face, with my son. I looked at the smiles on my girl’s faces, and for a few moments all four of us were present in the room. It’s hard to put into words, but the pain that stalks folks like me is born out of the void left when your child is no longer with you. This morning’s gift somehow wrapped flesh around his memory, and for an instant, he was with us. No amount of money could have bought a better present. I am writing this to thank and encourage Dana at Selah Signs. She is who made this for Paige and Maddie to give to me. I doubt she could have known, as she worked on this, how it was going to received. But I could not have asked for anything more or better. To have a few moments of feeling his presence again……my family whole…..that’s what I imagine Heaven to be. And I got a glimpse of that this morning. From the bottom of my full heart….thank you.”
Friends, if there ever was a reason for me to keep creating,
THIS IS IT.
This is my WHY.
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