Father’s Day thoughts…Any celebration focused on family can be a difficult time for those who didn’t have the family every child deserves to have.
Father’s Day can be hard for so many people, and yet it’s something of a deep, dark secret. How DARE anyone not be revering the male parent figure in their lives?
So, for those folks, I offer the following:
For those who’s fathers have died, I offer you my sympathy, prayers of love and support, and hope that even on as difficult a day as this may be for you, that you have some lovely memories to hold on to, to make you smile, and remember the warmth of your Dad’s arms around you. I pray that you had moments you shared, where you felt loved by him, love for him.
For those who never knew their fathers, I pray that you had someone, or have someone in your life to show you a positive male role model, to show you what a father could be, should be, can be, so that you have someone to think of when the topic of Dads comes up.
For those who have had no positive paternal roles, I pray that you are able to have a relationship in your life with someone who is a good man, who is, or may be in the future, a good parent.
To the single parents out there, who are doing double duty, I salute you and commend you. I was in your shoes for more than a decade, and understand how lonely a road that can be to walk.
To the Dads that are unable to be home with their families today, to the families at home, especially those who are currently deployed, I pray for your safe return, and for you to be reunited with those who love you soon. And thank you for your sacrifices.
To be a good father, in my opinion, starts with being a good man. Someone with honour, morals, principles. Who has the qualities of patience, humour, kindness, gentleness, and love to give to another.
If you haven’t had the blessing of someone like that in your life, it can be a lasting wound.
My advice is this: be the parent you wish you’d had. Look for the qualities in a partner that are what you wish your parent had had.
I’d like to wish a Happy Father’s Day to Wolf. I’m very blessed to be his wife, but even more, I feel blessed to have him as the Daddy Man to our Minions. He’s the dad I wish I’d had, the one I used to dream of.
And I’m proud and grateful that he’s the Daddy he is today.
I know he works at it. He makes mistakes, he struggles at times, but he always, ALWAYS, gets up and tries again.
He apologizes when he gets it wrong. He puts effort in to make it right.
And no matter what, he strives each day to show his children how much he loves them, how much he loves being their Dad, and realizes the blessings they are in his life.
Happy Father’s Day.