What Every Daughter Needs Most from Her Father
A tribute to the man I love and the chosen father to our beautiful, precious twin daughters.
Written by: Cindy Morrone
After countless years of infertility; still barren. After a failed adoption. Despite his desire to protect me and keep me from hurting like that ever again; he took another chance.
We eagerly welcomed into our home precious twin girlies, so small, so beautiful. With such honour we witnessed their growing; their first smiles and heard their first coos. At the time of this story, they were with us for 6 months.
Around then we had taken a trip so I could stand in a dear friend’s wedding. While away, my parents happily agreed to take care of these precious ones. On the drive home, I started to sense….dread. It was like I couldn’t get home fast enough to them. We were to spend one more night on the road due to the distance and then arrive home the following day. I begged my husband to just drive straight through that same night, the urgency overcoming my senses. He wisely convinced me to stay so we could drive more safely.
Once home, just the joy of being reunited with them dampened the presence of that dread. But then the phone rang.
My husband answered the phone and by his face, countenance and conversation I knew that there was a real possibility that they too might not be ours to hold forever.
And then without hesitation in a sure voice he answered, “I will do whatever it takes to care for these girls. If that means fostering them their whole lives than that’s what I will do.”
In that moment he, the bravest of brave; loved sacrificially. He loved them without condition; without the promise of not losing them; and without selfish ambition.
“This is how God showed his love amoung us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.” 1 John 4:9-12
It was no longer about him or me, it was about them; our beauties and what they needed and what was best for them.
And that’s how it’s been; that’s how he has been for our precious daughters, now 13 years old.
He has bravely and courageously laid aside his own wants and drives around in a mini-van instead of a Ford F250 Lariat 4 X 4 quad cab with a 3 inch body lift and 35 inch all terrains. He has taken step-of-faith after step-of-faith to boldly follow God’s will for our family. This path has required sacrifice after sacrifice, but, he has willingly surrendered.
Thank you sweetheart for exemplifying our heavenly Father and giving our daughters what they need most from a father…sacrificial love. Happy Father’s Day! We love you!
Cindy is a daughter of the great I Am; the one ‘who is, and who was, and who is to come’. A true county girl, she has lived most of her life in the small towns of southwestern Ontario. Cindy has been married to the man God handpicked for her for 21 years. They have two amazing identical twin daughters that were hand delivered by God. Just recently Cindy has officially become a stay-at-home, homeschooling Mom. And even more recently has been obedient to the call of fostering. She has a passion for speaking and is dedicated to the youth ministry at her home church. Cindy is honoured to be a part of the, “We Are His Daughters” ministry team and counts her friendship with Mandy as one of God’s richest blessings.