Pictures of My Father
This week, I’m letting pictures provide the words as I reflect upon a man named Dan — the man whom I most happily call dad. I hope these photos capture something of his personality and give you some idea of all that he does. There are not enough images or words to share with you all that he is to me: father, friend, caregiver, confidant, and fellow explorer of life, faith, humor, and all things that peak our curiosities.
My mother married her best friend, knowing that he would be an excellent father. How many well-loved children say that their dads are the best? I’ve written several reflections (like HERE, HERE, and HERE) to share with you the reasons why my dad may very well be the best.
It’s easy to see my very social dad as a funny guy, a good listener, a charmer, and a ready volunteer, but what is most impressive about him is his gentle attentiveness within his uncomplaining toughness. With his patient love in all that he does and all that he has been through physically, he is himself a sacred wonder. I love you, Daddy!
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!
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Although crippled by disease, I'm fully alive in love. I write about the terrible beauty and sacred wonder of life, while living with physical disability and severe dependency. A revert to the Catholic faith through atheism, I'm not afraid to ask life's big questions. I explore what it means to be fully human through my weekly blog and have written a book: It's Good to Be Here, published by Sophia Institute Press.
How blessed you are Christina! God gifted you with such a great Father, Dan!
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Christina, it is obvious from your words and pictures that God blessed you with a good and loving father. I can speak to a couple of those pictures, the barbershop quartet and choir, that music fills a person with gentleness and compassion. My husband is in our church choir and for several years he sang in a barbershop chorus. He brought home from each reheaarsal the joy and fun he had with both groups sharing both with his family. You are a blessed young woman to have such a father,
God is good! Since we both appreciate music, as well as the men in our lives who sing, you may like a reflection that I wrote, “You’ve Gotta Sing Your Song.” Your husband, having been in a barbershop chorus, may especially get a kick out of it. https://authorchristinachase.com/2017/07/06/youve-gotta-sing-your-song/