Glenn shared the below message on his Facebook page this past Sunday.
Father's Day. I have much churning inside of today.
My father and I were strangers for most of my life, but in the late 90's we really tried. We were best friends for about five years.
Then after a family incident I found out that he was not the man I thought he was. In fact he was the opposite.
7 years ago or so, I was crushed. My entire world turned upside down and inside out. Everything I thought I could trust and was real was gone.
I guess I knew it was coming in some way.
I had heard the whispers of darkness.
"I will destroy your family."
We have had a very tough 10 years.
Darkness tried, ripping my children from the path and from me, it tried turning my little ones, it tried accusing me of being a poor father and it tried to fill me with despair that we wouldn't make it.
The only thing that succeeded was ripping my father out of our arms.
But the family stood. We held on to each other and the truth.
My sisters and brother are closer to each other and me than ever before.
But, I lost my father and all that he taught was almost destroyed in the process.
Someday, maybe this week, maybe next year, I will share what I learned because the darkness is whispering its lies to all of us.
I praise God that I am not lost! The Lord loves us and guides us. God IS my Father, the author of all that I am. And so to him,
"I thank you Father in Heaven for all of the good and the bad. The wisdom to know the difference between the two and the strength to choose you and your path.
I thank you, Father for allowing me to be born at this time, for your redeeming power that causes me to stand when I see.
I thank you for my children, amazing wife , her parents and yes, my parents. I thank you for an earthly father who tried. I ask you to forgive him for his faults as I ask you to forgive me for being so blind to his pain and struggles for so long.
The only gift I can give to you, Father, is a promise that I will try to be better, that I will search for your words in your text and in the text of my life.
The training wheels are off but I am still a bit wobbly. I will fail and fall at times but I know that you will always be running just behind me saying, "I've got you, I've got you!"
"Thank you for my life".
Happy Father's Day.
That goes to George too.