Friday, June 17, 2011

I'd forgotten the holiday hype

I don't think it's a case of early Alzheimer's, but merely that I've been focused on other things for the past three years...whatever the reason, I'd completely forgotten the hype in the U.S. for every.single.solitary.holiday.

Take Father's Day. Don't take me wrong, I LIKE this holiday. I think dads deserve a day to be honored and pampered. But you'd think it ranked right up there with Christmas or Valentine's Day with the flood of television, print and internet ads we're bombarded with on a daily   hourly   pretty much constant basis.

I hope Ivan won't be too disappointed with his reality version of Father's Day. In the morning he'll be preaching and sharing at our home church along with our co-worker (who is also in the U.S. on home ministry). I'll make a nice lunch and then I hope he has some time to rest in the afternoon. He's been pulling double duty around here this week while I heal from surgery, doing both the cooking and cleaning.

Then again, I'm pretty sure Ivan hasn't given a whole lot of thought to Father's Day, because he realizes on a daily basis how much our kids love and honor him. While a day dedicated to fathers is nice, how much better to have children who honor their earthly AND heavenly father when they obey the command in Ephesians 6:2-3.

4 comments:

Mari said...

You are so right - they make such a deal out of everything, that no one can live up to it!
How are you feeling?

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Well said!

Blessings
R

PS: I found a how t make sushi rice on YOUTUBE...great suggestion!

rita said...

Not much thought given to Father's Day around our place either ;)

skoots1mom said...

good words...