My girls giggle and smile as they remind me of all those fatherly things I do.
Happy Father’s Day, Mom.
I smile with a grateful heart
as I look out at a world with so many mothers carrying the heavy load
of both father and mother to their children.
While it was a choice for me to single parent
many, many women were left
to love, care and somehow raise their precious children.
It is difficult to be a single parent. So very difficult.
You name it….it’s up to you.
preparing your children for life as it is
not as you wish it was
day after day
all the while
keeping up with the chores, your job,
wondering sometimes how you will manage
knowing not to look too far ahead.
Yes, the single mother is often overlooked
Running low on time, energy and money
She is a master at cutting corners,
and putting a smile on difficult things.
While browsing the rows of cards for Father’s Day
my heart raced to send all you single mothers a
an encouraging note
a giant well done.
If that is you, today,
Remember always that your labors are not in vain.
No, the One Who cares when even a sparrow falls
knows all you do and all you’d long to do
and He is the One Who lovingly places His Hand on yours
giving you strength for the journey
and joy in the midst of pain.
Yes, Happy Father’s Day, to all you who serve in a fatherly role.
God bless you and keep you
And make His Face shine brightly upon you.
He sees. He knows. He cares.