When Father’s Day hurts

I was blessed to be raised by a dad who loved me well as his daughter. He cherished me, led me to Jesus over and over again, and proudly gave me away to the man I married almost eight years ago. This man has been a father for four years to our twin daughters, and I daily thank God that my girls have such a father to call “Daddy.”

This isn’t an article about my pain, but it’s an article about the pain so many of you carry on this day. God calls us to bear one another’s burdens, and in my calling as a counselor and friend, I have heard your stories, and I hurt for you today. I wanted you to know that someone notices, sees, and acknowledges today’s pain.

Today may be painful because you’re grieving the father you never knew. The father you wish you had known, but whose absence leaves a hole in your heart and your life. A hole that you’ve tried to fill a thousand other ways.

Pain may show up in many different ways. …

Read more  here at The Gospel Coalition Blog where this article is published today.

2 thoughts on “When Father’s Day hurts

  1. SUPER proud of you!!!! Is Seth going to GA next week? Dave, Nicholas and I will all be there.

    love to you and we NEED a phone date in July! XOXOX El

    • Seth won’t be able to make it. But even better – I’m going to be at The Gospel Coalition Women’s conference!! Face-to-face with Ellie Mae?! Can’t wait!

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