Today’s Prayer to Passage will be from the book “The Optimist’s Daughter” by Eudora Welty.

Today I pray, “Dear God, My father is optimistic. I adore him. Without the man who is my father, I could not be the woman I am. Thank You for my beautiful dad. Amen.”

Following my prayer, I held the closed book in my hands and opened it to this passage:

“And perhaps it didn’t matter to them, not always, what they read aloud; it was the breath of life flowing between them, and the words of the moment riding on it that held them in delight. Between some two people every word is beautiful, or might as well be beautiful.”

Father is beautiful. Or might as well be beautiful. My relationship with my father is beautiful. And this is what I got out of this life. It was a years-long road to a peaceful destination. My relationship with my dad was my greatest gift in 2011. It was then when I realized that my relationship with my dad was my gift all my life.


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