I can look back and laugh at the time I was in 10th grade when my dad noticed I had a required book for class that he did not buy. A boy who liked me got it for me. Needless to say, I had to give it back and was scolded with, “Boys will want something in return!” I’ve been scared of boys every since–thanks dad. LOL.
God Answers Prayer
As young as I can remember, my dad was always there. Whether he was taking us to the movies or attending PTA meetings, he was there–always involved and always present. Two weeks ago was a day to celebrate him and all of the wonderful fathers, step-fathers and dad-figures in our lives. The same traits he has must be present in a step-dad for my daughter and a husband for myself. It’s a non-negotiable.
I realize that having a dad around is not a reality to everyone. And although Father’s Day has come and gone, it’s a constant reminder of the private suffering of broken hearts for those who never felt the love of a father. You may not have known him or he could still be living, but was not a part of your life. It is my prayer that every soul knows the comfort and love of the heavenly Father, who can fill any gap, as well as a father-figure here on earth. I pray for connections, for those who have lost contact, and that forgiveness finds its way into hearts on both sides.
I pray for those fathers who are incarcerated and the children and adults who went to visit them. I pray for those father-daughter relationships that have been silenced due to misunderstandings and arguments. Kick the enemy out of that situation! I challenge you to reach out today. Somebody reading this wishes they could just pick up the phone and call their dad.
I also want to pray for those of you whose dads have been called home. May the sweet memories, advice and guidance carry you through and be passed down generation after generation. I pray that peace enters the mind, body, heart and souls of those who weren’t on the best terms when they transitioned over. It’s a reality not many of us talk about but as I heard a pastor say, “God can’t heal what we conceal.”
Prayer changes things–I know. This is the child who prayed that her father would give his life to Christ. And in my late teens it happened!
That’s my daughter, father, brother and me on Father’s Day
It’s funny how life reveals itself clue after clue. I am the oldest of seven children. Yep, that’s right–seven! My mom was a nurse and my dad was a Manpower Development Specialist. In other words, he was a job counselor. As a child, I wanted to be both occupations. (I think it’s common for children to want to be what their parents are.) Just this year I realized that I am indeed working in both areas (wow). My mom took care of the sick and hurting. Those who needed a helping hand with getting back on the road to recovery. She still has a very comforting and nurturing spirit today. It’s just who she is. I love her for handing that down to us. And my dad matched people with the right job according to their skills. When you mix the two together you get me–a life coach!
So you see, it’s in my DNA. I can’t help it. I can’t help the fact that I get obsessed with your dreams and goals. I can’t help the fact that I care and will always be honest with you and where you are. I just can’t help the fact that I will stay on you until you get it done. Kenya, I am in your life for a reason.
When I really sit back and think about it, my dad coached me through tests, driving lessons, life and the list goes on and on. I received my coaching from the best–my heavenly father and my earthly father. What a powerful combination!
This combination is the same that I use on my clients. My clients are meeting their life-long goals and seeing what they thought was the impossible happen! They are loved, supported, moving forward and getting results. I’m confident in my work and I’d love to chat with you on how I can help you move forward.