Father's Day is a big day for us, would you believe it, being we have no fathers in our lives? My father was tragically killed in a train accident a few years back, and I have wonderful memories of him, a hard and tough Sicilian who was adored by many, and dearly loved by my mom and us kids. It's a huge loss in our lives. Then came my own little personal tragedy with divorce, so my kids haven't had a grandpa or a dad to make cards for, or buy presents for on Fathers Day. I raised them alone with no child support or alimony (child support? heavens, what's that?) and miraculously, we've made it on our own.
So now every Fathers Day my daughter sends me Fathers Day cards and I receive Fathers Day love and gifts. It sounds funny, I know, and we have a good laugh over it, but thank the Lord, my children show me their appreciation and love in so many creative ways. I could never be a daddy, of course, but I've tried to be the best mommy I could be. So we celebrate Mothers Day AND Fathers Day in our family, with our Heavenly Father as our Divine Daddy.
Here's a Happy Fathers Day to you dads out there every day of your lives. Be a great dad. Some of us never knew you.