Fathers Day Without a Dad
This is the first Fathers' Day since my father passed away earlier this year in January. It seems odd to me that I cannot call him and leave a message on his voice mail, even though he rarely would answer his phone when I would make the call.
Yet, there is sadness, knowing that I do not have the call to make. I will not hear his voice prompting the caller to "leave a message."
Ours was a troubled relationship. There is no denying it. Now is not the time to share why, nor to place blame. It was what it was, as it is what it is in so many families.
But I cannot help but realize that, despite the decades of obligatory unanswered calls, or the similarly sent holiday cards we each sent, we both knew Fathers Day without the joy of a "Dad." What we each had was simply a father.
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