They are the Only One

A man reaches out to the sun at sunset on the sea
Psalm 146:3
Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.
It means…
What other kind of Daddy could one possibly prefer over the one you already have?
The one who can give you the tightest hugs, most sound advice and willing to stand face to face with an itchy black bear in order to protect you. Even after he “done told you a million times” to not be so stupid as to get THAT close to the fence.
It means that there is no type of Daddy out there, greater than the one who made you possible.
(Joey’s dad made him a tree house, sure..but it looks like a giant wooden flip-flop on the best of days.)
Yours? Just for you.. created an entire world to live, be loved and play in.

What other kind of Mama could one possibly need, other than the one you already have?
The one who can sing the sweetest of songs, tell the best stories and be just as happy to step aside for you to shine in your she was to remind you of that beauty all along.
A finer or more intimate best friend has rarely existed outside of the unconditional loving of a Mama like that; always by your side..
(Our side.)

It means that..
In this world today, we can’t rely on those types of parents (friends, lovers, companions) to be around for much longer.

Not in the numbers that we will need.

A fact further inflamed by leaders, politicians, clergy, billionaires and celebrities proving and offering promises of nothing more than additional disappointments and destruction.
However, and more importantly, it means other things as well.
That we don’t have to worry about that.
We have room and opportunity to leave those stressors behind.

If we lose something, she will help us find it. If we break something, he will help us fix it.
All we have to do is ask.
Even if you haven’t been on speaking terms lately, it doesn’t matter.
She will patiently wait until you’re ready to stumble back home, to “try” sneaking up the back stairs.
And he will be right by her side, kissing the top of her head.

Both smiling over how relieved they are that their child made it back home in one piece.

For they are the only One who loves you as deeply as that.
They are the only One who can stop the waves, still the winds
and lay the miracles that you need for your life, at your feet.
With you only needing to ask. And be willing to listen. This time.
They are the only One who truly matters and should matter.
That’s what it means.

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