I was doing an interview on KFUO with my daughter on our book Family Vocation: God’s Calling in Marriage, Parenting, and Childhood on the subject of Father’s Day. As I was talking about how our Heavenly Father works through earthly fathers, it hit me that this will be the first Father’s Day I will have known without my father, who died just a few weeks ago.
I kind of broke (as my father would have said) in the middle of the interview. Then again, I am a father too, and I felt that fatherly joy in one’s children as my daughter was giving such good answers on the show, thinking how well she turned out. So it was a bittersweet, yet satisfying, moment. [Read more…]