Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

I have not had great luck with Dads, and I miss that special bond.

I don't have clear memories of my father except that he was a country boy and resisted my mom's efforts to change him into a city dude. My parents were divorced when my twin sister and I were only ten years old.    They both married again within a year and my sister and I seemed to get lost in the shuffle.  My father didn't seem to know what to do with two small girls, and when he and my step-mom began to have boys, that was the beginning of the end of his rather sparse visits.

My new stepfather raised us, but I cannot say that the situation was always great.  After twenty years of marriage, he left my mom for her BEST friend.  Some friend!  I had tried to warn my mother but she refused to listen.

Then a new stepfather came along.  I really liked this man and I am friends with him to this day (my mother has been deceased for a long while now.)

Although it is 'sinful,' I envy folks who have a great relationship with their fathers.  I miss that closeness, and I am certain it has affected my life in more ways than I can imagine.  To all those who have great fathers, cherish them. To have a close kinship is a wonderful gift which should never be taken for granted!

Happy Father's Day to all those fathers out there who have selflessly given of their time, their money and their love.  The world needs more fathers like you!

Thursday, June 6, 2013


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