Thanksgiving to Father

In the past, I was the one who initiated  Father’s Day, but recently, especially after I got cancer, our boys have stood up to lead aFather’s Day.

Upon George’s request, we celebrated the 2012 Father’s Day with Baby-back ribs BBQ.  Roy (29), Soh (28), and Pinky (27) have done everything from planning to cleanup, and I was out of the kitchen.

It was amusing for me to watch three of them cooking with joy wishing to make the best day for their father, George, but even more so it was a real happy day for him.

When I married George, our boys were 10 and 11 years old.  They didn’t speak English yet, but they quickly have attached to him as though a sponge was sucking the water.

Learning English, facing a learning disability, rebellious teenage years, graduating colleges, job hunting, leaving home, and marriage—-We as parents, especially from different cultures, had tackled so many challenges and would have long discussions throughout the nights.  There were difficult times, but now they have become such caring loving men. This is all because of George’s hard work and God’s grace.

Reading the card with appreciations to their father whom kids can “look up to”, there were tears in George’s eyes.

My heart was filled with joy, too.  In spite of the storm of this cancer, I realized how blessed I am to have such a loving family, and thanked our heavenly Father.

5 thoughts on “Thanksgiving to Father

  1. Isn’t it amazing your table looks like a typical Baum feast. George you are the best Father ever. Bless all of you. Love, Aunt Pat

  2. Ryo, Soh, & Pinky worked like a great team together – we were both proud of them – great BBQ, and stories, gifts, wine, and laughter – I think I know a little of what God feels – “Winner winner, chicken dinner!”

  3. Isn’t God amazing!! In the midst of so much uncertainty he gives such joy!!! What a blessing to you both to share a holiday with your family reminding you of the chalenges, the joys and victories of your parenting and the wonderful father/husband that God provided you and your sons! God knows just what we need doesn’t he 🙂
    Blessings to you both as well as daily prayers…
    Hugs, Donna

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *