Sunday, January 18, 2009

I Remember When......



This meme was started by my sweet friend Jean. This is what she says about this week: Before your husband, or your first boy friend, who was that special man in your life? For those who still have their biological parents living under the same roof, Praise God. What do you remember about him? Post it on your blog. Come back and link it to Mr. Linky.Some of you might have had a stepdad who raised you. What did you call him? What makes him special? How did he show you his love? Post it, return and leave me a comment. I would love to read your "I Remember When..." When I was growing up, unfortunately my dad was not in my life. My step-father sexually abused me, so there were no good memories made by him. But, I have recently been greatly blessed. My Dad now lives here in Tennessee, and he has met a wonderful lady by the name of Lynn. She is such a great influence on him, and a dear blessing. My dad is now going to church, praise God. He wants to be a part of my life, my prayer has been answered. He has even invited me to his church, my heart is jumping for joy. He calls me, and invites me to come see him. Thank You Lord for bringing my dad into my life, I have really missed him, and needed him. I am looking forward to making many precious memories with him.

19 comments:

Speaking from the Heart said...

Denise,

I am so happy that you have reunited with your dad. May you have many happy memories with him from this point.

Love ya,
Jean

Edge of Design said...

There was a very special man in my life who I met when I was 28. I adopted him as my "dad". He was "dad" to so many "dad"less. He even married my husband and I with a very special elopement ceremony. Now that I write this, if he can be such a great "dad" as a human then maybe God could be a great DAD. I think I'll open up my heart for God to be my DAD now. Come to think of it, I really could use my DAD about now! :)

Love Bears All Things said...

This is so wonderful, that you now have a relationship with your Dad. Thanks for sharing,
Mama Bear

luvmy4sons said...

I am touched by your honesty. Your heart is very precious.

Colleen aka Senior Blogger said...

thats great..... enjoy all the Precious time you have with him...

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Thousands of angels in heaven rejoicing over one soul that has been save. It really brings joy to me when I heard somebody come to Jesus. I am happy for you, Denise.

Debra said...

Denise,

God's perfect timing never ceases to amaze me. I pray His richest blessings over you and your father.

Hugs to you today, my friend.

Sandi said...

My specail man would be my daddy too. I think out of all 4 of us kids we had that conections. We enjoyed the sames things and I was natural for me.

LauraLee Shaw said...

Wow, that is a beautiful testimony. So happy for you. Very happy.

bp said...

It is wonderful to read you have been reunited with your Dad. What a blessing for you!

April said...

Hi Denise,

I'm so sorry to learn about what happened to you, my friend, but am thrilled to know that you and your dad have a relationship now...God is definitely at work in both of your lives!

Love ya! ♥

Gail W. said...

Denise, this is an awesome story of God's redeeming grace - both in your father's return to your life and in your ability to welcome him with open arms. God bless you both! (Come by my place when you can - I have something for you).

Melanie said...

Oh, Denise... how wonderful that your dad wants to be a part of your life now! So very happy for you both.

Serendipity said...

Hi Denise, hope you have a good weekend there! So glad for you! God certainly knows your every thought and desire! Isn't it wonderful that He is able to work wonders in yours and your dad's life?

Here's a Happy Monday hug for you and lots of wags and licks from Happy!

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

That's great Denise! What an answer to prayer! My dad and I struggle with our relationship. But we keep trying.

Take care!
I pray you have a blessed week!

Shelby said...

Oh, Denise, I'm so glad you've had a happy ending with your father! Praise God!

Mary said...

Denise,

I'm glad that you and your Dad are mending fences and that he has met a woman who is helping him to know his Heavenly Father.

Take care, my friend. I hope you are feeling better.

Blessings,
Mary

Sharon Brumfield said...

Girl this is such a blessing.
Many of us can understand not really having a Dad. Some did not live with us and some had Dad who lived in the home but were not there for us.

I pray ya'll form some sweet memories together. I am happy for you.

Julie said...

I meant to comment on this before now! I am SO sorry,hon!

What a tremendous blessing God has bestowed upon both you and your Dad! It's so amazing how HE works! And, I am so happy for you, that you will get to know your Dad! What a terrible thing it would have been if you had not had this and something would have happened to you or to him! It's just such a blessing from God! :)

Love you so much, my friend and praying for you always!