Sunday, September 5, 2010

Father's Day

My son Lee-Joel with his son Izaiah(left).                

We celebrated Fathers Day in Australia today.
I really think this name should be broadened to be.
Father, Stepfather, Grandfather's Day.

I was eight when my father left our home.
I found him again when I was eighteen.
It is lonely growing up without a father.
It is sad when you have no memories of a hug or a kiss from your father.
When he never played with you, took you on a picnic or said, "I love you."

For many, a stepfather or grandfather is the substitute.
Unfortunately, after eight, I missed out on these also.
Now I am not complaining, this is simply a fact....
And, the fact of many.

The good part was my early teaching about my beginning.
My knowing, I had a Heavenly Father who was always there.
A Father who loved me with an unconditional love,
And one who promised me, "He would never leave me nor forsake me."

He is the God who created me in His spiritual image.
My God who created the whole world and universe with His Word.
My God who is mightier than any imaginable divinity my mind could conjure.
My God who made a way of escape for me when I sin.
My God who forgives my sins when I confess with honest repentance.
My Father God, who loves me with an UNCONDITIONAL TOTAL LOVE...

His love is the Agape Love:
The Selfless Love with All Spiritual Power. Beyond Everything!!

"Our Father which art in heaven,  Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen."
Matthew 6:9-13

I believe in this prayer. I do not recite the words without thought.
My very Heart,  is in the beautiful love,
The Father has for Me.
In this prayer, that He Gave.....



  1. I am sorry you didn't have that. It's funny how this hit home. My GS put on his paper at school if you could have anything what would you want - he said the perfect family. When we asked about that - he said he wanted a real dad. His dad is - well a whole other story - and my daughter has not re-married. He has to learn what you did I'm afraid. I am going to send this to my daughter. Thanks for sharing. Happy Father's Day to your son.


  2. this is beautiful Crystal....I had a father who was there...but it would have been better had he not been. The best thing...I found the love, the kindness, the support in Him...a Father to the Fatherless...and One who will never hurt me. Hugs to you...Sarah

  3. I only had my father until I was 17. He past away at 42. I lean on our Heavenly Father daily.
    God Bless,

  4. His love is the Agape Love:
    The Selfless Love with All Spiritual Power. Beyond Everything!!
    ---Yes,Mam... God gives us the all joy,love,care,happyness for our whole life....he is the only one---who can alwys lives with us and care for us.
    I liked your this heart touching post.

  5. Good Morning Crystal Mary...
    A beautiful share sweetie. Just beautiful. I am one of the few that is still blessed with my Daddy. He just turned 79 last month, so I can't say I know how you feel, but I had many friends growing up who experienced this same thing. And in reading here, I agree there are some children who were and are better off without their Dads in their lives.

    My Daughter is divorced praise God, a very violent situation, and she and our 2 grand daughters live with us. Our grand daughters are now 13 and 10 and they still call my husband, their PaPa, Dad. He is the only one they have really ever known.

    Happy Father's Day to your beautiful son. Your grandson is just precious. Is it cold there? I notice the jackets. Here in Phoenix, AZ we are still experiencing triple digits.

    Have a beautiful Sunday sweetie. Country hugs, Sherry

  6. I've noticed how often youthful heart-break, of any kind, tends to either take us down or help us rise. I'm glad it helped you rise, though you probably didn't realize it, and may not fully, yet.

  7. What a great photo of your son and grandson...Yes, we are blessed to have a Heavenly Father who is always with us...loves us deeply, and never leaves us!

  8. Happy Fathers Day to all the fathers and grandfathers in Australia.....we celebrate Fathers Day in June.
    Those of us who have Faith know we always have our Father beside us, we are never alone....Hugs

  9. Thankyou all for your input. I learn so much more as I read your lovely replies..its wonderful to belong to the family of God where we are uplifted and never alone..God Bless everyone.

  10. This is a wonderful post ... just wonderful. Thank you so much Crystal Mary.

    Thanx also for visiting me and leaving a comment on the song "Cry from the heart". I've responded on my Blog by giving a short intro about Fr Francis.

    God bless you always Crystal Mary.

  11. What a lovely pic of your handsome son and grandson. They look so happy.
    I too had no father after I was 7 but my Granddad was the best father anyone could hgave wished for,. I still think of him every day.
    June xx

  12. A beautiful picture of your son and grandson. I like you only had a father up to 8 years old. Those 8 years were very scary. But I did rise above that and my HH is the best father to our 6 children and 10 grands that every was. That was so important to me when I decided on a man for life. Blessings

  13. What a handsome group of manly men you have there!

    What you wrote is so beautiful, and true. Once you understand that God is your true Father, everything else falls away.

    Thank you, Mary.


  14. Your posts always lift my heart, Crystal Mary. The Lord's Prayer is one prayer I love. Because it was taught by Jesus Himself.

    Praise God for the words you shared on your blog today.

    I thank God for your heart.


  15. Hi Crystal Mary,
    I am writing because I need your prayers right now...I just wrote about it on my blog and I hope you'll come read it ...thank you so much.


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