Fathers don’t get the credit they truly deserve, and I can understand why that is. There’s a lot of people out there with “daddy issues,” even someone as famous as Beyoncé. Our parents aren’t perfect and as I have gotten olden I’ve come to terms with that. I had to separate the man I knew as my father from the man I knew as my mother’s husband. He wasn’t the perfect husband, but he seriously tried to be a really good father. I am thankful that he was there and he tried. It took the situation described below to make me really appreciate my father.
Facebook post from Father’s Day 2014:
While waiting for a price check at TJ Maxx…
Me – “I almost forgot about Father’s day.”
Cashier – “I’m not getting my father anything. He’s never done anything for me and he’s never been there for me. But I’m sure that’s not the situation with your father, I’m sure you have a wonderful father…”
I didn’t know what to say to her. But I realized in that horribly awkward moment that not everyone has a father who stayed, a father who they saw every day, a father who read night time books and took them to parks and on vacations, a father who was present at recitals, band concerts and high school basketball games. A father who was there for college move in days and graduation. No my father wasn’t perfect and yes he made mistakes, but it never stopped him from being there for me. Happy Father’s Day!
Happy Father’s Day!!!