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June 14, 2017

When Father’s Day is Difficult

June 14, 2017 | By | 4 Comments

Three years ago I received a gift on Father’s Day that I didn’t ask for but desperately needed. My family of four had just finished our Father’s Day brunch. The kids were happy, my belly was bulging, and the hubby felt appreciated.

All was right with the world.

And as I sat in the passenger side of the car gazing out the window I had a revelation. “I’m not bitter anymore,” I thought to myself. There was no anger, or unforgiveness: nothing.

I was completely shocked.

After wrestling for a decade or more with my father wounds, the idea of contentment was downright unbelievable. Growing up in a divorced household, I spent little to no time with my father. There were no Chick-fil-A daddy daughter dates, late night chats, or boyfriend interrogations.

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  1. Hi Kia, I enjoyed your post and I understand where you’re coming from. Sharing this post on FB and Twitter this week.

    • Thank you Sarah for your continual encouragement! I appreciate it and pray you will BE Blessed! – Kia

  2. Kia, I love this post. The gift of forgiveness is priceless. It frees our souls. God is the good Father and the perfect Father for everyone who went to daddy/ daughter functions alone. Our past helps us to reach out to others and encourage others to heal. Have a wonderful week. 😀
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    • Erin I definitely agree. Forgiveness does for the body what medicine cannot. It is the best gift we can give ourselves and our fathers when Father’s Day is Difficult. Thanks for joining the conversation and be blessed! – Kia

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