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I’d never really celebrated Father’s Day until 2009 – my husband’s very first Father’s Day. My father died when I was four. We sent cards to my grandfathers, but for obvious reasons, it wasn’t a huge day of celebration for us. We talked about him. Mom shared stories. We looked at pictures.
As I got older, my sister and I used Father’s Day as a day to show my mom appreciation, a bonus Mother’s Day of sorts. She took on the roles of both parents with grace (quite magnificently I might add).
I know I’m not alone…far from it unfortunately. There are those whose father’s have passed and those who just aren’t in their lives. Regardless of circumstance, the 3rd Sunday of June can be a difficult one.
Now that I have children I think of my father even more. I wonder what he would think of them, how he would play with them. My mother and I mention him when appropriate, and as my children age, I hope I can find a way that they know him through me…just I knew him through my mother and my grandparents.
I know he’s with me…my father. There are small things here and there that are unexplained. Experiences that leave your heart racing and a shiver down your spine. Experiences like finding his old train set or hearing his song on the radio seconds after talking about him for the first time in a month. Things with no real explanation.
I miss him.
So this Father’s Day, as I honor my hubby and ensure he knows how much his family loves him, I will also spend a moment lost in thought thinking of the man I never knew. And to all those in my same boat, I send a wish that the day passes quickly and that they have peace in their heart.
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