You are the first man I ever loved, and it will always be that way.
You learn from a young age that you should never rely on a man to bring you peace, stability, and happiness. You decide that you are going to take care of yourself.
If you know loss, you know that there is a mark that grief leaves which cannot be rubbed off.
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.
When you’re a kid raised by a single mom, Father’s Day can be an awkward time for you.
It’s different when you meet that guy or girl that you think you might love, and your dad isn’t there to put the fear of God in them should they ever break your heart. And to remind them, semi-jokingly, that he has a gun.
I’ve been a dad exactly half of my life.
I hope he has a family and a daughter of his own one day. I hope he gets that opportunity I didn’t have to teach his daughter all those important lessons I didn’t get to teach mine.
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.