For Father’s Day, my grandfather wrote his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren a letter. We thought we’d share it with you.
Father’s Day Thoughts to my Eight Children – by Dr. George Plonk, Sr. (aka Racehorse Plonk)
As a father of my five children and Esther’s three children, our 23 grandchildren, and my 19 great-grandchildren, I can relate to every Dad who wants to give his best to his family. Together with my wife Margaret [who passed away in 2003] and my wife Esther, we have walked through many
experiences with our children – teething, first steps, the first day of school, peer pressure, college, and weddings. With every child who came into our house, I have wondered, “Do I have what it takes?” At times, I have felt overwhelmed by the thoughts that I am responsible to lead, guide, and direct my children in the ways of the Lord. He has chosen me to lay down my wants and needs and to pour myself into the care and supervision of our children. And, He has chosen you, just as you are, to be a father or a mother to your children. He knows your longings, dreams, and goals. He knows your exhaustion, frustration, and worries. He knows the overwhelming fear of inadequacy that sometimes creeps in.
God’s reassurance is that his power is made perfect in our weaknesses. His strength is complete when we need him the most. Can you be the father or mother God wants you to be? Do you have what is takes? Through the power of Christ, the answer is always, “yes”.
I feel that I have been blessed to have such wonderful children. I am extremely pleased with every one of you. I want to take this opportunity to thank each of you for coming to my 90th birthday celebration with your children and grandchildren. What a wonderful experience that party was…the experience of a lifetime!
“Happy Father’s Day to all of you.”