Our first Father’s Day without Jeanette and another hurdle crossed. For me, being surrounded by friends was the best thing for Mother’s Day. It was a very satisfying day for me, thanks to everyone’s willingness to come along side me. But, what to do for my husband for Father’s Day? That was a big question. We discussed possibilities, but as the day approached, we had no plan.
Going out for breakfast began our day. We drove to a café we enjoy in a town a few miles away. There, we sat at the counter with a view of the chefs preparing meals and the bustling coming and goings of servers. Not a dull moment on a busy day like this! A young waitress conversed with Dennis as she poured juice for customers and filled small bowls with butter. She had no way of knowing how much her cheerful chatter with Dennis blessed his tender father-heart.
After breakfast, we drove around sight-seeing for a while. Then, returning to our town, we stopped in a store where Dennis bought a new pair of jeans and western shirt—his Father’s Day present for himself. Some friends dropped by this afternoon to wish him a Happy Father’s Day and visited for a bit. All in all, it was a very nice day.
God is good! He knows what we need, each of us individually. What comforts me may not touch the hurt place in Dennis, and what he needs most may not be something that occurs to me. But, God knows our hearts. Looking to God as we go about our days brings fulfillment and contentment. Another holiday has come and gone, and we not only survived, but thrived. Thank you, God!
Sara Faith Nelson
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