Super Dad!

It’s our son’s birthday!  I am super excited this year, because he has been away all week at basketball camp, and I am looking forward to finally having him home!  Life isn’t complete without him, even though is he can be extremely messy and is a huge torment to his sister, it is all the little things about him that I miss and I am so grateful that this week is coming to a close.

While he was away, I was thinking that maybe I’d have a surprise party for him when he arrived home after his week at camp.  I thought I could have his baseball team over and have a pool party and a supper, but when I ran the idea by his father, the answer was so obvious.

My son has never been a fan of birthday parties.  Ever.  He didn’t like having them, and doesn’t like attending them.  For what reason?  I have no real idea.  We haven’t had a birthday party for him since he was eight, and most times when the invites come for other close friends he really dreads them and asks if he has to go.

I, on the other hand, am totally different.  I enjoy celebrating birthdays, especially my children’s.  It was hard for me not to have birthday parties for him, but my daughter never let me down in this department.  She’s always up for having people help her celebrate this special event in her life.

We really should celebrate every day that we have on this earth.  Each and every day is a blessing, and we should cherish it to the fullest!  The day you were born is an even bigger celebration because it’s been another 365 more days that you’ve been blessed to live on this earth and share all the amazing grace that has been bestowed on you from our Heavenly Father.

This is my perception of what I wanted for my son on his special day, but his father’s perception was totally different than mine.  He reminded me that our son wouldn’t want that for his birthday.  He had to remind me that he wasn’t a fan of birthdays and maybe we would just have family or a few of our close friends over, and not make a big deal out of it all.

I have to admit, his father knows best, and my husband is an incredible father!  He is very close to his son, and spends countless hours forming and creating him into the young man that he is becoming.  I might also note, that his father is doing a fantastic job at it too.  He loves his son and daughter like nothing else in this world, and it shows in their relationships and the way they adore him.  They both worship the ground he walks on and their Dad can do no wrong in their worlds, even though he is firm yet loving with them both.  I love that they have this adoration for their father!

We also should have this same adoration for our Heavenly Father.  Even though we might not be able to see him, or realize that he is spending countless hours forming and creating us to become the people that he wants us to become, he is.  Even though we might not have a fatherly relationship with him, he is looking for it from us.  We might not worship him the way that we worship others, but he is patiently waiting for you to worship him for all the blessings he’s bestowed on you, and your family.  You might not understand this supernatural phenomena but he is watching our every move, and he is waiting for you to love him like you would love your father here on earth—even more!

It is made clear many times in the Bible, that we are children of the most high God, but 1 John 3-1 says, “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.”

Take time to see what kind of love our Heavenly Father has given to you.  Be thankful for everything you have, because that comes from the hand of your Heavenly Father.  He wants you to be abundant and prosperous, just like my children’s father wants what’s best for them.  God is waiting for you to form your relationship with him, and he is patiently waiting to spend quality time with you.  Reach out today.  It only takes a minute!  You’ll be surprised, what an incredible father he is, and what you’ve been missing out on for so many years!  He really is a Super Dad!