Saturday, June 14, 2014

This Father's Day-Holy Ground

It’s Father’s Day. 

I’ve written several posts the last few days but nothing can touch the experience we had in Mekele.

Journeying down uncharted waters left us both anxious but so ready for this meeting.

Then it came and I watched with butterflies in my stomach as one father to another, embraced and both choked out words that echoed.

English and Tigrinya mixed as the words mirrored one message.

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"Thank you for what you’ve done. Thank you for giving my girls life. May God bless you for this gift, this sacrifice."

This Father’s Day, I think of two amazing fathers, finally united, thanking each other with smiles through teary eyes.

13 comments:

Kristen Hoerr said...

You really know how to bring on the tears!!! So special. Thanks for sharing with us about the special time your family had.

Sandra said...

Goodness no kidding....more tears!! What a special moment to both feel ever so blessed(both fathers!!!)

Mike and Shari said...

A most memorable Father's Day moment that will warm your hearts for years to come! So precious!

Jessica said...

So awesome!

teresa said...

My heart swells with thankfulness to God! Such a precious Father's Day.

Sarah said...

There are no words.

MarknBarb said...

Oh my...sigh! What a gift!

Todd ~ Teresa said...

I will just echo all these comments. Also, the smiling men on the side of the photo speak volumes.

Anonymous said...

who knew going across the seas and keeping up with this blog would minister to our hearts in ways you cant fathom. But God can do those BIG things through your willingness to be used.What a special Father's day. Brings me to tears... love the smiles on the other men as well. Special day, indeed. Love you all!
Heidi C.

leah said...

wow....

Kim Plattner said...

So touching...reminds me so much of my embrace with S's birth mother. I am so thankful God gave you this opportunity.

Pat said...

What a blessing for you to experience that and for us to be encouraged by that. Thanks for sharing.

L, Ann and boys said...

wow...