Happy Father’s Day!!

                   Ha253161_10151533992783420_1484929736_nppy Father’s Day to all the fathers around the world today.   It is your day, and we  honor you.  It takes  a lot  to be a father and sometimes  we do forget that.  We  praise our mothers and women that take on both roles and raise children that aren’t theirs,  and granted they deserve it (my Mother was everything as well) but there are men out in the world that do the same thing.

   Many of us don’t celebrate today because  we never knew our fathers, they walked out, our parents got divorced, or they just all around weren’t good examples.  I  was one of those people I never knew my dad,  and  from what I was told he didn’t have any  intention of getting to know me.  He left a little bit after I was born. There’s  always the typical story “he was young,  he wasn’t ready…he’s not sure who he is.”  I heard it all growing up.   Still couldn’t figure out though why I wasn’t enough for him to at least want to try.  I wrote letters all the time hoping and  praying for  responses…got nothing.  I was hurt! And being disabled only made things  worse because  I struggled with wanting to be accepted,  thinking  I’m not good enough, and  thinking everybody that walked in would eventually walk out 50  times worse.  It took writing poetry,  songs and lots of praying for me to get through it.

        The saying,  “it takes a village to raise a child” is  beyond true.  I may not  have gotten the chance to know my father  but I got grandfathers, brothers, uncles, cousins, friends and my Lord and savior.  They all have shown me right from wrong, as well as what I do and don’t want in my life. I thank them for being in my life and showing me what men and Fathers are.        Happy Father’s Day!!

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