Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Fathers, Heart Fathers, and Mothers Who Are Fathers...Thank You!
I work with high risk students and adults during troubled times in their lives. I often hear young men say, "I'm afraid to have children. I don't get along with my dad; he didn't get along with his dad; his dad didn't get along with his dad."
Family dysfunction. It exists.
But...patterns in your family can be broken. Many of those young men faced their family issues and are amazing dads today...loving, involved dads who both cherish and "get along" with their children...in good times and in bad.
I saw my Dad only twice; I was 13. Then he died. My grandfather and my Uncle Alton were my heart fathers. Every Fathers Day I had the dilemma of finding the right card. Those reading "from your little girl" just weren't appropriate, but the sentiment was. I love them both; I cherish them both; I celebrate them not just on Fathers Day but every day of my life.
I never really knew my biological dad, but I am doubly blessed because I had two men who are my "heart fathers."
If your biological father and heart father is the same person, you are blessed. Thank God.
Who do you celebrate on Fathers Day...and why? If you wrote a Father's Day card sentiment, what would it say?