Ludvigson Lace Lady: Don’t forget Father’s Day, Hummer!
Hummer: Father’s Day? Oh, yes. Next Sunday. Right?
Ludvigson Lace Lady: Yup.
Hummer: Well, let’s see. It’s quite a different day than what it used to be…
Ludvigson Lace Lady: You’re right. The boys and I would be preparing for a week. And the table would be set for not just Tim, but for either Tim’s or my dad also. And the moms, of course.
Hummer: Yup! For the younger years in Arkansas, that would be Tim’s dad. And for the older years, that would be your dad.
Ludvigson Lace Lady: Yes. And the boys would be so excited. They loved their dad and their grandpas!
Hummer: And they loved a party. The energy let loose on that day was massive. At least it sounded like it from the kitchen, where I was putting the dinner together!
Ludvigson Lace Lady: It seemed like a testosterone explosion one year!
Hummer: Are you thinking of a Father’s Day in Arkansas when you finally sent them to their room, during the meal?
Ludvigson Lace Lady: Yes! I can’t believe I did that!
Hummer: They must have been truly rambunctious!
Ludvigson Lace Lady: Oh, they were. To be fair, I believe it was before we had all four boys; there were only two at this time.
Hummer: Oh, so we can narrow it down.
Ludvigson Lace Lady: You can, if you wish. It doesn’t matter. We called the highly active tendancies, presidential material. And it was! It just got to be a little much sometimes!
Hummer: Well, there won’t be any rambunction around the table this year.
Ludvigson Lace Lady: No. There sure won’t. In fact, I will be working!
Hummer: Maybe Tim should dine with your friends again, at Buckner Westminster Place, while you play receptionist in the lobby!
Ludvigson Lace Lady: Now that’s an idea! They can all reminisce together, of Father’s Days gone by!
Click below for Hummer’s Blog, “Hummingly. . . The Dad of Four Sons”:
Ludvigson Lace Lady: I still relish Father’s Day, even though the boys are grown. If they lived near by, we would hopefully celebrate the same as before.
Hummer: Yes, that would be nice. But you can make the best of it as it is.
Ludvigson Lace Lady: Ha! Yes, the always wished for Sunday afternoon nap will rule!
Hummer: I am so glad we have a day set aside to thank Dads for all their labors of love. For they truly do both labor and love every day of the year, on behalf of the family.
Life is Lovelier with Lace. . .
Yes, Tim will have opportunity for a Sunday afternoon nap this Father’s Day. For all the years when naps were only a dream, a quiet time with his feet up will be quite welcome.
Not that he won’t be thinking of his four grown boys. There is not a day that goes by that Tim and I do not speak of them. Usually the stories don’t need to be repeated – only a key word – signifying a highlight, and we are smiling.
Or not smiling. And then we remember, parenting isn’t for cowards. Each day holds opportunity for success or for failure, as a parent.
It’s a walk of faith. Trusting God. Period.
And knowing that He, of whom we trust, loves them more than we do; thus, we will succeed.
And in the same way, each of our boys will succeed, as they trust God.
As I pick up my crochet hook and weave the thread around the fingers of my right hand – with a particular tension, and then hold the crochet hook in my left hand, saddled between thumb and fingers – exactly right, I know my stitch will be uniform. And uniform is what makes the lace lovely.
As parents, we rise up each day with a desire to trust and obey Him with every step of our parenting. God sovereignly acts on each child’s behalf, to produce – in unique fashion – a child after His heart.
It may not happen the way we think. Or in the time we hope. But, by faith, it will happen. As we trust God.
My crochet stitches, when carefully handled, will look lovely. I know this, because I have other lace pieces for proof. I must plod on, one stitch at a time.
As parents, we have God’s Word to believe and act upon, in the same way.
Completion of a lace project might be delayed because of various circumstances. I might have to work at Buckner, unexpectedly. Or a trip might interrupt our routine. Even though the crocheting might lay waiting for an hour, or a day longer, I know it will someday be complete. And it will be lovely. Lace always is!
Each lovely stitch resulted from my explicit patterned positioning of the thread and hook.
So it is with trusting God and His Word.
And so it is with trusting God and His Word – with parenting. In His time and in His way, there will be beauty. As we trust Him.
Happy celebrating Trust on Father’s Day,
The Ludvigson Lace Lady
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