A Father Finds Comfort In The Following Words
PSN _Special Fathers adapted from Erma Bombeck have you ever seen the attached? Years ago when I was just learning how to be a single parent, someone sent this to me. It actually talked about a “Mother” and I changed it to “Father”. I re-read it from time to time and find it very comforting.
Most men become fathers by accident, some by choice, a few by social pressures and a couple by habit.
This year, nearly 100,000 fathers will become fathers of children with disabilities. Did you ever wonder how fathers of children with disabilities are chosen? Somehow, I visualize God hovering over Earth, selecting his instruments for propagation with great care and deliberation. As he observes, he instructs his angels to make notes in a giant ledger.
“Armstrong, Joe, son; patron saint, Matthew.”
“Forrest, Edward, daughter; patron saint, Cecelia.·
“Rutledge, Jim, twins; patron saint. .. give him Gerard. He’s used to profanity.
Finally, he passes a name to an angel and smiles, “Give him a child with disabilities”.
The angel is curious, “Why this one, God? He’s so happy”.
“Exactly,” smiles God. “Could I give a child with disabilities to a father who does not know laughter? That would be cruel.”
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