tomorrow is Father’s Day…aside from the normal
platitudes and cards and commercials hawking
products, it’s one day where fathers are able to
sit back and enjoy the love for just being there.
there are of course, those men who flat out shirk
their responsibilities. the deadbeat fathers who
may be links in a horrible chain that extends to
their own father and past him. those fathers who
go on ‘vacation’ because of their own issues.
they leave behind a multitude of angry, hurt
and bitter mothers left to fill both roles. and
a wave of children who carry those emotional
scars, some of which they don’t ever get rid of.
but, this day isn’t about them.
Father’s Day is for all of those men who help
to shape lives. those men who guide, who care,
who love with both firmness and tenderness.
my dad is still here. and i cherish that relationship
with all of the trials and tribulations it has held in.
to all of the fathers who are raising their children,
to those step-fathers, to adoptive fathers, to the
new fathers and also to those fathers who have
left this world for the next, Happy Fathers Day
to you. and thank you.