A Father’s Love

” I loved Susan from the moment she was born, and I love her now and every minute in between. And what I dream of is a man who will discover her, and that she will discover a man who will love her, who is worthy of her, who is of this world, this time and has the grace, compassion, and fortitude to walk beside her as she makes her way through this beautiful thing called life.”  ~ Quote from the movie, Meet Joe Black

Last night, as I perused the channels, I came across what is possibly my favorite movie of all time, Meet Joe Black. It has a mixture of life’s checks and balances;  real love, false love, anger, deception, death and most touching to me, the love a father has for his daughter.  The quote above is William Parrish’s  (played by Anthony Hopkins) description of the depth of a father’s love.   For anyone who has had a father such as this, you are blessed.  You have experienced a  love that has nurtured you in a way to recognize real love when it enters your life.  Recognition and choice are two separate entities, however.  We can be given all the love and tools available to choose wisely but it is ultimately up to you to love yourself enough and remember what that real love felt like.  Real love is unconditional, it is full of forgiveness, it is acceptance and nonjudgment, no matter what.  Real love lives forever and always bounces back.  Even when angry, the blow softens and is replaced with the heart.  Real love is taking yourself out of the equation and wanting true happiness for the other.  Real love is real.

I had a father like William Parrish.  He may not have been as emotionally expressive, but his actions spoke louder than his words.  Always there, always available, always on time.  Always with his hand held out to save me from drowning, yet allowed me the freedom to learn my own lessons.  Always with a full heart and never asked for anything in return.  I felt the unconditional, strong love William had for Susan.   My Father’s love, a true blessing.

Whether you have had a father similar to William Parrish, or not, remember to love and respect yourself enough to choose one who is capable of giving you the love you deserve.  One who is worthy of you and the love you give.  Your heart doesn’t lie.  It will tell you if real love has entered your life.  Real love enhances your life and flows with effortless  energy.  Just as the sun provides to a blossoming flower.  False love zaps all energy and leaves you depleted as you second guess all your efforts.  Treat yourself like the precious flower that you are and you will attract those that treat you the same.

Our roots lay our foundation.  It is up to us to choose how our garden flourishes.  Plant seeds of love in your own heart and experience the beauty of life!


9 thoughts on “A Father’s Love

  1. Oh Cindy!

    How Beautiful that you shared such Great Love with your Father! That is a sacred Gift!
    It lives in your Heart eternally!!

    I experience this True and Great Love with my daughters!
    It is God love both ways in me giving them love and the love I receive from them!
    They have showed me what Unconditonal True Love is all about!
    God sent them to me so I may experience this Love as I didnt receive that kind of Love from my childhood.
    I love what you wrote when you said that if the Love isn’t real it’ bounces back’.
    This is the Truth!
    False love makes you question who you are and allows the negative thoughts to flow through you.
    Love heals everything!

  2. Cindy,

    Oh I made an error in the writing above.
    I meant to write it the Love IS real Not isn’t.
    True Love will return back to you if it IS real!
    This mistake makes me think about something else.
    When I send out the energy of healing to others, sometimes I feel it ‘bounce back’ and it makes me understand that the person is not ready for the transformation yet.
    Lol….this is probably why I miss spoke up above, I was getting my wires crossed!

    • How funny is that, Maria? You probably didn’t mis-speak at all…as you innately thought of those not ready to receive your healing. As a healer, you know there are always those who are ready….keep doing the beautiful, loving work you do. It IS felt in ALL directions!! xoxoxo

  3. Cin,

    This was beautiful! And what a wonderful tribute to Dad. Once again, I realize how much I miss him and his unwavering love. Although I must say, I feel him around me constantly directing, guiding, and giving me signs that he is still around, just in another form. Peace….

    • I know Mar, just yesterday I found yet another dime in its inconspicuous spot, shining up at me like a diamond in the rough! It took me a while to accept that other “form” but now I appreciate the comfort of his love in that way:) Love you sis…xoxoxo

  4. Awesome awesome awesome!! I read this just as I needed to! It is so true we know what is right and what is wrong yet we fight it…WE KNOW! Good ol’ daddio is looking down and smiling:) Thanks for writing your beautiful insight…I just want to know why dad sends you dimes and me pennies? LOL..He needs to move me up to the bigger coins!! Love you Cin!!

  5. Haha! He moves mountains for you (and chains on doors:)….you just have to SEE it….I know you do, with every song that comes on at the perfect time and with every hot air balloon you see on that perfect day….you see…Love you too sis!!! xoxoxo

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