“Please Daddy! Please don’t go! This is all my fault. I’ll do better in school! I promise! Please just don’t go,” I cried, with the tears pouring down my cheeks.
But no matter how much begging or pleading my little 7 -year-old self did, he left. On Christmas Eve.
I was hurt, angry and confused.
All the way through college, Mama would always tell my sister and me to love, pray for and respect him. “That’s your dad”, she’d say. “You must forgive.”
I didn’t want to.
I was hurt.
Even though the Bible says in Colossians 3:13 to forgive quickly, I definitely understood what it was like to go through a “slow forgiveness.”
Dr. Meg Meeker, the country’s leading authority on parenting, teens and children’s health says that throughout the course of her lifetime, every woman will take at least 1 man to the grave, and it’s not her husband.
It’s her Dad.
Either because she loved him so much and he passed away, or because he was just never there and she buried him in her heart.
Chances are, if you clicked on this page, you’re a woman in some type of leadership role at your church or business who has planned or is planning a women’s conference. Or maybe you’re helping someone who is planning one.
I just finished reading The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant by Terry Felber. Amazing book! He takes you on a journey of Venice, Italy and Rome into the lives of two men who are making their mark on history for generations to come.
Here are the 12 steps to successful living that he shared: