GLEANINGS from Claudia: Daddy

“As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust. As for man, his days are like grass, he flourishes like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children — with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts.” Psalms 103:13-18

One by one they came
Bestowing title, blessing, responsibility
Lover, friend, partner
You became Daddy
And the two shall become one
Became more

Perfect and flawed
You lived out Father
What joy to watch
What joy to love
Growing up into
Family

Who could know the
Sorrow
Lurking years away
After the two shall become one
Became more for
Her

She chose wisely
Growing with lover, friend, partner
A next generation Daddy
Perfect and flawed
Loving our grandchildren
Family

But you’re still here and
She is gone
Two Daddies struggling
To find the way through
Grief
Missing daughter and wife

Daddy is harder to be today than
Yesterday
Finding the way to
Keep her
Without missing being Daddy and Grand
Today

Abba Father
Perfect and flawless
All that was came from You
All that is comes from You
All that is to come is You
Father these Daddies through

“And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”  Isaiah 9:6

Steve, Claudia, Kristin, Becky and Joni

Steve, Claudia, Kristin, Becky and Joni

Jacob, Becky, Amity and Dara
Jacob, Becky, Amity and Dara

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About Gleanings from Claudia

I am a wife, mother, grandmother,sister, and friend newly introduced to grief as I lost my 32 year old daughter in an auto accident in December 2010. I am a follower of Jesus and am journeying through grief while abiding in Christ.
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4 Responses to GLEANINGS from Claudia: Daddy

  1. Trudy Fuller says:

    So beautifully said Claudia. I am so amazed at the words you have been given to share with the world. Tears…again.
    Love to you and your family. Trudy

  2. Cindy says:

    I can’t even put into words what this piece does to my heart today. It’s incredibly sweet and sad and honoring the Lord all at once. I love you, Sis, and Steve too.

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