Today is Father's Day in the United States, so I am once again taking a bit of a break from my regular format. I am thankful today for my Dad who showed an immense amount of patience and perseverance in his life. He patiently endured the struggles that most farmers endure. He always put his trust in the Lord during those moments. I also saw his patience, perseverance, and trust in the Lord during those years of major health problems. I still have a postcard that he sent me while he was in the hospital. He wrote this that day, "I feel a little blue, but there is One Almighty above who loves and cares." My Dad always read Scripture and prayed at the table as well. His example helped me to persevere during some very difficult moments in my life like caring for my first husband, fighting breast cancer, and losing my husband to death.
Today I also am thankful for my first husband, Wayne, who was the father to my sons and now lives in Heaven. His Godly example to his sons and his gentle and loving nature were wonderful examples to all who knew him. He was a hard worker, and loved his family very much. He also persevered until his death though some very difficult health problems. In many ways he reminded me of my Dad.
Finally, I am thankful for Bob who became my husband nearly three years ago this coming July. He is a loving and concerned father to his daughters and also grandpa to his grandchildren. He is very concerned about their welfare. He also cares about my children and their welfare. He further loves me. He often reminds me of God's blessings to us.
Today, dear reader, thank God for the blessing of Godly men in your life as well.