I’m not a big fan of Mother’s and/or Father’s Day. The commercial hype is too much for me and the sentiment lost on so many.
Fathers need to be celebrated every day, as do mothers. Simple as that.
We also need to broaden the definition of exactly what constitutes a father or dad. It’s not just a biological connection, it’s emotional, and spiritual.
A grounded individual who offers support, an open door to talking/listening, and unconditional love, is someone who needs to be recognized and thanked, whether biologically linked or not.
It could be an uncle, brother, grandfather, neighbour, teacher, step-father, mom’s partner, both dads, father-in-law, or even a person of another sexual orientation that fulfills a special role of loyal friend or champion on your behalf.
The cookie-cutter “dad” persona of who fulfills the role of a father figure is gone, and may be broader than some want to accept.
Celebrate the relationship and recognize the strength and commitment that it takes to step up.
Enjoy the day for who you are and the belief that all kids deserve mature, well-grounded, and supportive “Dads” in their life–no matter who they are, what they look like, or where they come from.
Happy Father’s Day.
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