Some one reminded me that Fathers Day is coming up soon. It got me thinking of my own Father. I was only with my Father & Mother until I was 8 years old. I don’t have any memories of celebrating the Day while I was with my parents.
From 8 – 13 years old I lived with Nuns and needless to say there was no Fathers Day but I did send Cards to my Dad.
I live in a foster home for 3 years until I was 16. The Father there and I did not get along. I always felt like he was looking for an excuse to get mad at me. We did celebrate the Day for him but I felt forced to. I never could consider him my Father. Nevertheless, I called him Dad out of respect.
I was on my own from 16 and always tried to de with my real Father on Fathers Day. Usually I would give him money, tie or something like that. It didn’t take much to make him happy. One year I got him some dentures. He had been hinting around and Fathers Day was only a week away so I gave him the $850 need to get them. I owed him for all the years I was unable to even write or call him.
My Dad passed away in ‘97 so I can’t really do much now. I do think of him not only on that Day, but on many. I sadly have not been able to bring myself to visit his grave. It just bring me down to far. Especially because my Mom is buried next to him. I also have a relative and one of my best friends from the 8th grade on the next row with in view of my parents. It almost make cry just typing this. It bring out many different emotions. Oh yeah, I just rembered, my Dads birthday is June 13th.
I am hoping my ex-wife won’t be mad at me this year and “allows” my Son to write me a card or something. I have miss a few years but I know he thinks of me everyday. There is not much I can do about it so it doesn’t hurt too bad. Just being his Father is the best Fathers Day gift I could ever get From him. It feels different being on the Fathers side of Fathers Day It makes the day even more special to me.
Do you have a unique Fathers Day experience?
I’d love to hear it since I have very few of my own, thanks…tg/logansdaddy