Sunday Special: Happy Father’s Day!

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I want to wish all you Dad’s out there a Happy Father’s Day. If it wasn’t for you, me, us, life as we know it would not be the same (I guess because none of us would be here, eh?). Anyway, today is OUR day! But, let’s not just make it about US. If you are able, and your family is around, make it about them. Without them, there would be no reason to celebrate today!  

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This is the first time in 33 years (OK, 32 years and 358 days, but we’ll just say 33 anyways 😉) that, as a son, I have not been around to celebrate Father’s Day with my Dad. And, the first time in 13 years, as a Dad, that I have not been with my children to celebrate the day.

It is a little emotional for me, but I will manage. I miss the day’s of bowling in the Father’s Day tournament with my daughters, and, as of recent years, going out golfing with my Dad. The bowling could resume in years to come, but the day’s of golfing more than likely will not.

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Much like my Dad, I may not have been the best Dad in the World. But, at least I was a Dad, and so was he.

Here is my rant on Father’s Day:

There are many men out there that become Father’s. And that is ALL they are; sperm donors, dead beats, a worthless piece of s**t! Those are the “Men” that make the rest of us look bad, they give us a bad name until we “prove” ourselves otherwise. But yet, these “men” still think they deserve to celebrate Father’s Day! I am here to tell all of you so called “MEN” out there, just because you FATHERED a child, it does not make you a DAD!

A Dad is someone who is there for the child, from birth until they are able to be on their own. No, I am not saying that they have to be in the same house. I know that there are many families with split living situation, for whatever reason. But, the Dad still has to be there for his children, period!

Any male can Father a child, but it takes a real man to be a Dad.

End rant! 🙂

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For the rest of you/us Dad’s out there, Thank You for being who you are! It is because of you/us that makes this day even more special.

As I end this special Father’s Day post, even though he probably will not see it, I found this poem on this site that sums up what I would like to say to my Dad. And I would also like to dedicate it to all the other Dad’s out there celebrating today:

 

God chose you for

A very special task

Because you are strong & caring

Possessing a love that lasts

 

To you He gave a special child

A boy, just a lad

Someone you can love & guide

Someone to call you Dad

 

A child in need of guidance

Entered your heart one day

You give hope, strength, & courage

As you lead along life’s way

 

The wisdom that you provide

Will influence him, you see

It was all part of God’s plan

When He made you a Family

 

Once again, thank you Dad’s for being their for your children. For doing your best to guide them in the right direction as they grow up. We, as Dad’s, are not perfect, and our children will never be perfect either. But, as long as we all do our best, then we will succeed.

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!