Are you sure?
This bookmark will be removed from all folders and any saved notes will be permanently removed.
My Father’s care
It was my senior year of college, and I had just returned home for my winter break when, very abruptly, my dad passed on. He was one of the most kind, patient, and faithful men I’ve ever known. He was a great person and an amazing dad.
I felt so lost. What was I going to do without the man who had always been there to guide me through life? In May of that year, I would be graduating from college, and I had no idea what I was going to do afterward. I wanted to do something purposeful that involved helping others. My dad was the person with whom I most wanted to talk about jobs, but now he wasn’t here.
During the spring of my senior year, I prayed a lot about both my dad’s passing and employment after college. When I have had challenges in my life, I’ve always turned to God for answers and comfort, and I’ve always found both. I knew that God would take care of me this time, too, but at times things felt like an uphill battle. There were days when I felt very sad and lost.
Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.
From the readers
Barbara DeMaggio, H. M. Wyeth, Karen T. Hasek
A spiritual remedy for gender-based violence
Monica B. Esefer Passaglia
News of sexual harassment spurs a mother’s prayer
The peace that quiets the storm
The power of sincerity
My Father’s care
Praying about mental health
Healing of fear after home invasion
Injured knee healed
Louis E. Benjamin
Reaction to wasp stings quickly healed
'The Lord is my shepherd ...'
Photograph by Cliff Leeker
A clean slate for victims and abusers