Today was one of those days that when I think about it, it brings me to tears of joy. For many years my Father and I struggled with our relationship. There were many hurts between us and sometimes expectations got in the way of our relationship. When I was going through my eating disorder, he shut down, I shut down, and so did our relationship. Today though, brings it all into perspective, just when you think all hope is lost, God turns it into something beautiful. Let me explain what I mean.
This past week my colleagues and I have been preparing for a Holiday Party that we host for all of our foster families and foster children. So today I was baking cookies with my mother, sister, and niece. My father was there being the usual dad that he is, being silly and of course making me eggs for breakfast. I noticed something big today though. He hung out with us and talked with me! It was the most amazing day! I loved every minute of it. Joking around, laughing, talking about life and interacting with my niece Arianna. The whole time I was thinking, wow if this was a few years ago, I don’t think it would be happening.
For years I having been praying for God to heal my relationship with my Dad. There have been up’s and down’s and many in betweens. God always prevails though, especially just when you think….all hope is lost. Thank you Jesus for my new healthy relationship with my earthly Father. He means the world to me and having him as a dad that I now can talk to about anything, that is my gift this year…..
“I praise God for what he has promised, yes, I praise the Lord for what he has promised” -Psalms 56:10