One of the books I’m reading is “Journeys Of The Human Heart” by Robert Sexton. I’m finding it heart-warming and thought-provoking. It was given to me by a dear Aunt, the sister of my biological father. It means all the more to me for those reasons.
While the book discusses many topics, two comments about a father’s love that I read last night especially resonated with me:
“A father’s love is a quiet thing,
like the fall of footsteps on grass
and the sound of hope in the human heart.”
“A Father’s Love”
“You will find it in his eyes and in his hands, for these are the instuments of a man’s soul. With tenderness and constancy it nurtures, guides, comforts, and above all, instills a trust that gives a child a reason to believe in this world.”
If your memories of your father bring more pain than love or peace, then these words may sting. For that I am very sorry. It is my hope that you find forgiveness in your heart, and may that lead to greater inner peace and joy for you, as it did for me.