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Showing posts with label Happy Fathers Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Happy Fathers Day. Show all posts

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Fathers Day!

If you have a dad who loves you celebrate him with joy this Father’s Day. But keep in mind that every one is not standing in your shoes. Father’s Day can be a source of great pain and sorrow. For many years Father Day has always been a time of pain for me. Like many children today who don’t live with their biological father neither did I. I grew up watching my six sisters enjoying their father love but I couldn't connect. For me one day I will leave this world having never experience an earthly father love for his child for me that has always brought me great pain.

Any way, according to fathersforlife.org, the figure for children without fathers approaches 40 percent nationally and is almost double that in the inner city. Add to that those who simply have a strained relationship with their father over some disappointed expectation, and the pain multiplies greatly. The fallout from absent fathers has been well-documented. Eight-five percent of children with behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes, as do 90 percent of homeless children, 71 percent of dropouts and 63 percent of suicides. It seems we were made for the love of a father, and the pain of not having one has dire consequences. Happy Fathers Day! especially to my blog roll.