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12/11/09

Aloha Friday: The matter of being a father



"Then he went with Sara into her little sitting room and they bade each other good-bye. Sara sat on his knee and held the lapels of his coat in her small hands and looked long and hard at his face.

"Are you learning me by heart, little Sara?" he said, stroking her hair.

"No," she answered. "I know you by heart. You are inside my heart." And they put their arms round each other and kissed as if they would never let each other go. (Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess) -

This precious story touches something deep in the heart of little girls--and women. Every little girl was made to live in a world with a father who loves her unconditionally. She first learns who God is, what he is like, and how he feels about her from her earthly dad. God is "Our Father, who are in heaven." He means initially to reveal himself to his daughter and his sons through the love of our dads. We were meant to know a father's love, be kept safe in it, be protected by it, and blossom there. 


My Question:

Did you/Do you have a good relationship with your father?

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I've never met my father and from what my mother said, he's never seen me either. He found out my mother was pregnant by seeing her growing belly, went to the home they shared, packed his things and disappeared.  She was working.


My mother doesn't want to talk about him, but I still would like to know what he was like and would love to meet him someday. I just want to know him 'now'. 


I'm not sure I'll ever meet him, but then I wasn't sure I'd ever meet my mother either. God tends to do loving miracles :)


...and my little girl heart, still wishes to be a daddy's girl.




Have a wonderful weekend! Aloha!





Kailani says "In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response."

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16 comments :

  1. Eh we had our ups and downs, but sometimes we pretend we're good. Eh..I gave up trying, now I'm just rolling:) It's more fun and i spare my brain cells:) Win-win right?:)

    Happy Friday and here's my Aloha!!!

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  2. I have the best daddy in the world!
    Hands down!

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  3. What a touching story. . . I hope you get your wish!

    My Dad passed away at 88 years old, but I can't say we had the best relationship. Not bad, but not great. He was very old-fashioned and didn't think girls needed to go to college, just find a husband to support them. I got married at 19, went to college as an adult, became a teacher and am now working on my Doctorate. My husband of 32 years and father of our three children is a much better father because he encourages our children to grow!

    With tears in my eyes as I think of you and remember my own Dad . . . Everydaywoman

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  5. Yes, I did.

    Happy Friday!!

    Stopping from An Island Life.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  6. I hope you get your wish some day.

    I do not know my real father and do not care to. He left when I was young so to me that means he didn't care so I don't care. My foster dad on the otherhand is the best dad ever and I love him alot.

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  7. My father is quieting sleeping in the room behind my computer. He wasn't a perfect father...but was pretty close. He struggles with a critical spirit...but through that was and is loving, giving, funny, and loyal...not lovey dovey...but a good one nonetheless. BLessings...

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  8. I'm very lucky to have the best dad ever...unconditional love, generosity, and wisdom are my dad!

    http://www.theexecutivemom.blogspot.com

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  9. I always have, especially now that he is in his 80's.
    http://iamharriet.blogspot.com/2009/12/are-there-are-as-many-ways-of-falling.html

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  10. What a touching story.

    My dad is great. We had our moments growing up, but I love him to pieces.

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  11. I hope you get to meet your father. I am a daddy's girl. We had our ups and downs like every family. Some times were worse than others. He is a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. I'm very blessed. Aloha and take care.

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  12. Yes!!!I had a wonderful relationship with my Dad!I lost him many many years ago!!It is true about the connection between your Earthly Father and your Heavenly Father!! Great question

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  13. I did not until my mother passed away. Then we became closer. He is a wonderful dad!

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  14. Oh, this made me so sad. I am glad your daughter has a wonderful relationship with her daddy! I always had a great relationship with mine. He loves me very, very much!

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  15. I'm so sorry you never met your dad. I did have a good relationship with my dad when he was alive. He was a wonderful father and person.

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