Through the eyes of a Father
I got one heck of a Father’s Day gift yesterday. My wife, Shannon, and my daughter, Ruth, have been gone for the past week visiting our family in Kentucky. So, I’ve been lonely and a little down waiting for them to return. And yesterday around 6 in the evening they returned. I was hanging out at the coffee shop down the steet, working on this sermon, when they pulled up in front of our apartment. As I walked down Magazine St. to greet them, I saw little Ruthie, standing on the sidewalk next to some luggage, pushing around her brand new toy stroller. And I as soon as I saw her, I swooned. I am head over heels, full on ridiculously in love with this little girl. All I can see is how wonderful she is, she is so strong, so big, she’s such a great little walker. Look at how she puts the baby doll in the stroller, she’s a genius! Every little thing about her is amazing to me. I cannot believe how lucky I am to have the smartest, most gifted, most beautiful child, in the entire world. As all of these wonderful, borderline delusional thoughts go through my mind, Ruthie sees me approaching and runs towards me. She smiles, she giggles, and she lets me hug her and shower her little face with kisses. Like I said, it has already been a great Father’s Day.
Rev. Andrew Greenhaw
Eternal Student, Christian Minister, Buffalo Wing Enthusiast