Monday, June 17, 2019

Father’s Day Has Time in a Bottle Playing in My Head

Father's Day 2019 was one of my best ever! A couple of daughters couldn't make it but sent me beautiful messages of love. My other two daughters brought dinner over, along with grandkids, a friend and his kids, and my mother came as well. My Shelley was the perfect hostess for all ages, especially liked by the kids as they all played with the bunnies, chickens and goats. We all had such a good time.

Even the weather cooperated. A gorgeous day! In my opinion, I sure don't deserve to be surrounded by such beautiful people but God has other ideas and His love knows no bounds. And so all morning, as I enjoy the memories of yesterday, Jim Croce's 'Time in a Bottle' song is playing in my head.

If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that I'd like to do
Is to save every day
'Til eternity passes away
Just to spend them with you
If I could make days last forever
If words could make wishes come true
I'd save every day like a treasure and then
Again, I would spend them with you

Sunday, June 16, 2019

19 Father’s Days Have Got Behind Me...

This is Father's Day 19 since my father passed away in his 67th year. This has Pink Floyd's 'Time' song is stuck in my head for the second time in a month...
"And then one day you find
Ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run
You missed the starting gun"

Except I've two decades behind me since my Dad passed, and three and a half decades since I became a father. And the question still nags me, 'am I a good father?' I used to think I was but lately, the last several years in fact, I don't think so... I'm not even sure I ever was now. All I know is I love my daughters very much, but that's the easy part — they make it easy. I wonder if I was always destined to have this much guilt in my life? 

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