"Mama, tomorrow is Father's Day?"
"Yes, baby, tomorrow is Father's Day."
"But Mama, I don't have a daddy."
Instant torrential tears stream down her face.
"Oh, honey...yes you do.
You have a daddy who loves you very much."
"But he's in Heaven. He's not here with me.
I can't hug him.
I can't tell him Happy Father's Day."
"Daddy, 'cause he doesn't have any hair,
then you, then me, 'cause we have curly hair."
I didn't hear the words that she
tenderly whispered to her daddy.
Somehow I felt that Jim heard.
I did see the kiss she gently placed on his face.
And I saw this...
Someday, I hope her heart will heal, so that Father's Day isn't such a hard day for her.
Someday I hope I will have the wisdom and words to help her understand that her Heavenly Father loves her more than she or I can ever comprehend.
Someday I hope that there will be someone who is able to stand in for her daddy on a daily basis to give her the "daddy love" she so desperately wants.