Father’s Day changes the older you get. My dad left when I was about 5 and my parents divorced. I thought it was terrible, but life went on. I have had many people ask me about my faith, and ask how God can let such bad things happen to good people. Divorce was a terrible thing to experience as a child and I can only imagine what my mom felt like. At the time, it had to be the worst experience ever. However, we made it through it. My mom was tough, she loved us and worked hard.
She remarried several years later to Tom Titus (pictured above with my Goofy mom)—he was my baseball coach. He has ended up to be one of the biggest blessings of my life. As a kid, I remember when he joined the family and he made t-shirts and business cards for everyone in the family—Titus & Blackwell Inc., “Our business is kids.” We have had some good times together.
He has been a great role model and Godly influence in my life, and I can only hope that I can be half the father that he was to me.
Having a father is a blessing—and being a father is too, but comes with a new set of challenges. Enjoy the day and know that our heavenly father can make good stuff out of crappy situations. I am thankful for all my “fathers”: my original father, Joe Blackwell who now lives in Heaven, my pinch-hitter-father Tom Titus, who has had me for the last 40 years—who lives in South Charleston, and my heavenly father who will watch over me for eternity.
Happy Father’s Day.