Daddy’s Little Girl.

I have always had a special relationship with my father. As a child I saw him as my protector. He was the man who locked our doors and put me into bed at night, tucking me in tight so that the “monsters” wouldn’t catch me in my sleep. My father put bows in my hair and helped pick out my clothes to get ready for church Sunday mornings. As I grew older my father began preparing me for life. Teaching me how to budget my money and make hard decisions, giving me freedom to make mistakes and learn from the mistakes I made. Helping me be independent, but helping me back up when my independence threw me on the ground. As I have entered this new season of life, living life on my own, I now see my father as one of my best friends. He is someone I call when I am upset or if I just want to talk. We share so many laughs and inside jokes, a relationship of fun. I am incredibly thankful for my dad and who he has brought me up to be. He is far from perfect, but to me he is the best dad in the world.

What a beautiful picture, what a beautiful correlation of who our heavenly father is to us, His children.

He is my Father and I am His little girl, I am His child. He is my protector and cares for the details of my life. My heavenly Father wants me to be wise, learning from my mistakes and walking with me through those times of hardship and struggle. He wants me to learn and grow, coming to him when I’m upset or just want to talk. He is the best friend, who cherishes laughter and values each aspect of my life.

Yes, I am blessed and thankful for the love and relationship of my earthly father, but it does not compare to the love of the heavenly Father who is perfect and the best Dad of all!

Throughout the world there are millions of children who do not have an earthy father.

While my heart breaks for these children and the loss that they have experienced, there is good news! They have a heavenly Father! A heavenly Father who is greater than any other father, and once found they can no longer be called the fatherless because they have a father. The Father! They are no longer orphans, but are children of the Most High God! Members of a forever family in this life and for all eternity.

Regina Maiden, Post Adoption Coordinator