Scott Hodge


Father’s Day

Jun 15, 2008

ZZ1647DA1EI woke up this morning thinking about my dad.  For one, because it's Sunday and I always think about him on Sundays.  I suppose it's because this day in the week was always such a huge day for him as a pastor. 

And of course it's Father's Day.  Which would have just about everyone thinking about their dad. 

It's been a little over 3 1/2 years since my dad died.  He was 60 years old and absolutely in love with life.  If you don't know the story, you can read it here.  The short version is that he died instantly as a result of a massive heart attack.  And even though it's almost been four years, it's still pretty painful to think about at times.  More than I would have imagined actually.

Yet at the same time, so much has happened since that time that I am so thankful for.  So I guess it probably all balances out in the end.  Grief and pain on one side… and thankfulness on the other. 

Either that or maybe I'm a bit schizophrenic.  :)
And on the flip side of all this, I'm thankful beyond words for the honor, privilege, and joy of being a father to
three beautiful children who just rock my world.  They are three of the most beautiful beings ever created.  And even though I tend to feel unqualified and completely undeserving, I'm so, so grateful to God for blessing my life with them.

Dang.  I'm turning into a mess.

Anyway……………all that said with the intent of writing a post that simply said, Happy Father's Day!

You guys rock.

6 Responses to “Father’s Day”

  1. Earl says:

    Great post Scott. Your dad was a great guy and great friend

  2. Rob Edwards says:

    Great post, Scott. I can fully understand….ever since my Dad went home to be with the Father, Father’s Day has made me a basket case. Thanks for sharing your heart!

  3. you and your dad’s story continue to inspire me. thanks for taking us along in your journey.

  4. Mike says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your dad’s vision and heart. As a pastor’s son I understand how much tat vision impacts your life and ministry. Our church is at the same type of turning point. I appreciate your insider’s insight into the journey ahead.

  5. Hey Scott,
    I lost my dad 2 1/2 months ago. He was a pastor for over 50 years and one of the most godly people I have ever seen. Every Sunday was a huge day for him as well.
    Yesterday was a challenging day for me but I thank God for His grace and every memory that I have of my dad.
    Thanks for your openness on this. That is an area I am still working on. I will be praying for you as we both continue to heal.
    I look forward to you being down at Flamingo in a few weeks.
    God Blees,

  6. Joni says:

    I’ve found grief interesting. My mom died 21 years ago in October. My sister, 11 years ago in September. And as I grow and go through life, I still grieve for what their part may have been in the stage of life I’m in at the time. God bless you, Scott, and the courage you and your Dad had to fully listen to God’s voice day after day. Even when it was hard. A sign of true character.
    Oh yeah, and Happy Father’s Day!!

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