A Haven for Vee

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Happy Father's Day Weekend

It's Father's Day weekend here in the United States. I can no longer assume that this is a world wide event as I have in times past; I learned my lesson with Mother's Day!

Some people say, and I believe that it is true, that a person experiences the Heavenly Father in the same way that he or she experiences an earthly one. My own father and I have had one of those rocky road relationships. I have nearly given up hoping that we'll be able to mend it this side of Glory; although, I earnestly believe that we will have a healthy, whole relationship then.

My experience with my Heavenly Father has been evolving with the reading of good literature and Classic Christianity and a constant going back and forth to scripture. For now, though, my best visual is the relationship that my son has with his two sons. It has taught me more about what it means to love and to be in relationship with God.

Well, see if you can tell what I mean. I was having a playdate with my grandsons yesterday at their home when my son came home for lunch...

Both boys had been busy, very busy, playing, so totally involved in their own pursuits that their mother and I had been having trouble getting their attention. The sound of their dad's car and their dad's voice calling to them was all that was needed to break into their sphere. The anticipation was palpable.

And then the look on their dad's face as he rounded the bend...priceless!

The joy of being in relationship with our Heavenly Father is that He is never absent! We can call on Him at any point through the day or night for He never sleeps. We can snuggle down with Him and tell Him what's on our mind, where our fears lie, what we need. He knows us, loves us, and calls us by name.

Have a wonderful Father's Day weekend!


  1. Sounds like you and I have walked a similar path with our fathers. I am trying at this point in life to just love mine unconditionally to Jesus. He does not claim to know the Lord, but I am praying that will happen very soon. From early on I experienced what --at least in my understanding-- seemed like a very conditional love from him. If I performed I was praised; if I failed to perform I was berated. He is no longer that way with me, as I have set out on an independent track in life. But, I am so thankful that God's love in Jesus is not like that, (although at times I slip into "auto pilot" mode and act as if His love is predicated on my performance.)

    Thanking the Father for the Son this Father's Day!

  2. Vee,
    A heartwarming post and it contains much truth!

    I am currently building a relationship with my earthly father, hold out hope, it is my experience that our Heavenly Father can restore relationships ~ remember this promise, to restore the years the locust have eaten, if not here on earth then certainly in heaven.

    I'll put this issue on my prayer list. Have a happy Saturday!

  3. Vee, I so enjoyed your post. Seeing out little 6 month old grandbabies just begin to be excited when their daddies come home from work is so delightful.

    What a blessing to wonder in the delight of our Heavenly Father when we choose to spend time with him.

  4. Boys and their dads: Priceless joy, yet how hard it is for so many men to still have that joyful relationship once they are in their late teens. Hard to gain their own manhood...and blessed is the man who grants his son the eye to eye recognition of maturity.
    My husband struggled to relate to his father as an adult man; and has wisely invested himself in our son's life in a way that allows them to be both father and son, but also brothers in Christ. Oh how I wish that was true for every father and son!

  5. Vee..they are so Darling..love the look on their little faces when they know their Daddy is coming...

    I hope you have a great weekend!

  6. Thank you for this heartwarming post. Whether we have an earthly father or not, we all have a heavenly Father. Blessings to you!

  7. Vee...what a beautiful meaningful post...I see the same relationship with our little grandchildren and their father....it's a wonderful thing to watch...

  8. Vee ~ this post is so wonderful! What a great analogy...and all so very true, hope you're having a wonderful weekend sweet Vee! xxoo, Dawn

  9. What a lovely post. My dad passed away 3 years ago. I feel very lucky that we had a strong relationship.
    His love was unconditional just like our Lord's love for us.

    Your grandbabies are just precious. You can see how much they love their daddy and how much daddy loves them.

    Have a wonderful weekend,

  10. Those are cute baby boys...oh my!

    How blessed you are to have such a wonderful son, and grandchildren close by!

  11. What a sweet post for Father's Day. Your grandsons look precious.

    Enjoy your weekend.

  12. My relationship with my mom, is my more difficult one! I love her dearly, and we don't have a "bad" relationship, but it is certainly not a close one! We just don't seem to connect, and most times she feels like a stranger to me! She was great growing up, but the wedge now is deep. I have a hard time with it, but God is good and faithful, and I've turned it over to Him! So I can identify with you somewhat! I know it must be wonderful for you to watch your grandchildren and your son! ;)

    On another note...your flowers are beautiful! Hugs, Rhonda

  13. Hi Vee,
    What a beautiful visual picture you painted of our heavenly Father. I too have a weird relationship with my earthy dad but thankfully God has proven over and over that He will never abandon His precious children.
    Such a sweet story...thank you!

  14. Beautiful post, Vee!

    I had a close relationship with my Dad, but I lost him when I was 19, so that was hard.

    I'm blessed that my husband was the very best father to our children, and I know my son will be the same when his first child arrives in December. I'm looking forward to that!

    Glad you'll take part in the meme!
    Hugs, Pat

  15. Precious. Beautiful boys or maybe I should say handsome. They may read this when they grow up.

  16. Vee,

    They are the sweetest little ones. I know your son will have a great Father's Day....

  17. My oh my, your grandsons are so handsome.

    Hope your enjoying your weekend with your family...blessings!

  18. This morning as I sat with my husband I said, it's not as easy to write about Father's Day. My Mother's Day post couldn't be long enough. What a beautiful reminder of our heavenly Father and your grandchildren...priceless! :) thank you for sharing them with us!

    Happy Sonday Vee!
    Kathi :)

  19. Such a nice post! How proud you must be of your son for being such a great dad.

    I had a very special dad and we always got on well. I miss him so much, but I know I will see him again one day. :-)

  20. Dear Vee....a wonderful post that I can relate to so well....
    Adorable grandsons!!!!!

  21. A wonderful picture of a loving relationship with our heavenly Father...who is never absent!


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