Janice S. Ramkissoon
29th June 2010
Vincent Ramkissoon, my husband and best friend, is a gift to me as a life partner. God designed him especially for me. His love for me helps with the healing process I’m currently going through. Knowing that my husband is there by my side, I’m no longer afraid to confront and deal with my past issues. His love for me helps me to retrace the past and recognize the many blessings God has bestowed on me.
Today I can see how God has been protecting me throughout and now that my husband understands my pain, he is able to hold my hand as I travel through the very dark tunnel of my past. His patience and kindness towards me as I go through the grieving process has helped me to re-establish the peace from within and embrace forgiveness. I love him dearly and I thank God for blessing me with this wonderful man. He truly is the man of my dreams.
Watching my husband, in his role as a father, helps me to understand my father’s fear of parenting in those early stages of the decision-making process. It then allowed me to remove that pedestal I had placed him on; allowing me to see him as a human being, who makes mistakes and deserves to be forgiven. This gave me the greatest push towards embracing forgiveness, and starting to enjoy the life of abundance that I have in Christ.
Honouring a great father and a wonderful husband Vincent Ramkissoon.
Read Vincent's thoughts on fatherhood and see Men of Honour to read about some of the other men in my world.
Each year as we celebrate fatherhood, I think about my journey as a child, neglected by my father. It has been a painful journey and I am still struggling in some areas. However, I know that I have already overcome; I am just going through a process.
As I share the highs and lows of my journey, I pray that the poems and articles I share will help you get a little closer to your healing, if you are a neglected child. God is able. He promised never to leave us nor forsake us and I am now able to look back in my life and see that He has fulfilled that promise to me. If you are a child struggling in a similar way, please embrace Psalm 27:10, it has helped me to come to acceptance and I pray it will be a blessing to you too.
If you are a parent who acknowledges that you have neglected your child, intentionally or otherwise, I hope that these poems will help you to understand the pain that a child travels with because of the void (the lack of parental love) in their lives. I share my journey in Feast for Fathers, with the hope that it will help others who find themselves on either side of this neglected fence.
Forgiveness is available to you. God does not want us to stay in sin. I pray that you'll use this as an opportunity to make things right. God bless! "When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up" (Psalm 27:10, KJV).
"When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up"
(Psalm 27:10, KJV).