If Father’s Day leaves you feeling lonely and reminds you of what you do not have, you are not alone. Remember who and what you do have, and know that “fathers” don’t have to be biological and they don’t have to be men.
I’ve been a dad exactly half of my life.
I never had a father figure and every year this holiday rolls around.
When you give a girl a father, you give her the strongest person she has ever known.
Water takes on the image of the world without comprising itself. It remains.
With Father’s Day approaching, I’m going to live in honor of him. I am going to celebrate my fathers life instead of mourning his absence. Yes, it will be hard, and there may even be tears, but I know my father is still with me because I carry him with me in my heart.
I bet you’re expecting a letter filled with hate and blame, but that’s not what this is.
Please know that mommy made this choice for our family out of love for everyone involved, because we all deserve happiness, peace and respect.
I will find my way through the invisible door, not because I’m strong, or brave, but because I’ll have to. I’m not sure how, and I believe that’s the scary part, the part that cramps my stomach, brings me tears on the subway train in the morning. Maybe someone will have to carry me, like my husband, kicking and screaming.
That’s all you must do my sweet child, listen. Listen and love her.