Today at Faith Barista we are talking about Father’s Day.
Bonnie told us to write on the topic
however we chose, just keep it real.
Some of us had difficult relationships with our fathers
When we weren’t “daddy’s little girl”
When words were said
and feelings hurt.
And although he was there,
he wasn’t. Not really.
For times he chose others over my sister and me.
Maybe we just didn’t understand each other.
I am thankful for the years he provided for his family
and gave routine and predictability to the day.
I do have good memories too.
I wish there had been more.
I wish he had chosen to live.
To see me… and my sister.
To see his grandchildren.
To know and understand that
Fatherhood is important.
I could choose to burden myself with the “Why?” questions
but, the answers would echo cold
in the void, left behind.
Instead, I have chosen forgiveness
As much for me as for him.
To forgive him,
even now, years gone
is my Father’s Day gift
and to myself.
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