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#1 Thanks to all the fathers in the military who are serving far away from home on this day. Many thanks to all of you.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-06-17 09:40||
Posted by Frank G 2012-06-17 11:41||
#3 I concur - many thanks to the good ones.
But, for those of us whose father is neither good nor dead . . . any suggestions?
Posted by RandomJD 2012-06-17 16:12||
#4 My mother was, let us say, lacking ..... so I know the issue well.
Is there a man in your family or acquaintance who is a good father, or father figure - if not to you, than for others in your experience? At first, thinking about that re: mothers was salt in my wounds. But over time I was able all the more to celebrate those who were better than mine. FWIW and without in any way lessening your experience ....
Posted by lotp 2012-06-17 16:22||
#5 One other lesson that took me a long time to accept:
Foregiveness isn't about the other person so much as it is about getting free from what they might have done.
Posted by lotp 2012-06-17 16:24||
#6 But, for those of us whose father is neither good nor dead . . . any suggestions?
Thanks for the sperm donation?
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-06-17 16:55||
#7 How about a slight semantic change? I suggest some people might be happier with a "Male nurturer day" and "Female nurturer day"??? Despite biology, I hope everyone could recognize the older people who made a positive impact in their lives as a child.
Posted by Scooter McGruder 2012-06-17 18:13||
Posted by SteveS 2012-06-17 18:56||
#10 Random JD
Forgive him. It makes all things new.
Posted by Sheretch Hapsburg6692 2012-06-17 19:26||
#11 LOL, badanov!
SH6692, I'm 100% with lotp: Forgiveness is about getting free. I'm free. I'm good. I'm broke, but I'm free. The rest is up to God. Besides, I really just meant it as a bit of dark humor, not to be a total downer!
In the event that one day the information might be useful: what are the best gifts you guys have ever gotten for Father's Day?
Posted by RandomJD 2012-06-17 20:04||
#12 "Becoming a father isn't difficult. But it's very difficult to be a father." - Wilhelm Busch
Posted by Secret Master 2012-06-17 20:05||
#13 In all sincerity and a couple slices of cheese, my favorite gift today was a dribble straight down into my nose. And a nap.
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-06-17 21:01||