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What are your emotions this Father's Day?

  1. Brynn Thorssen profile image92
    Brynn Thorssenposted 15 months ago

    This is always a bittersweet time for me ... I love my father but we are not close.  Father's Day always reminds me of the distance between us.

    1. JaneanOverman profile image78
      JaneanOvermanposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      Exactly how it is for me. Only had a negative association and distance relationship with my father. He spent so many years not saying a word to me unless it was negative. Sorry it is rough for you. Hoping you find peace in the midst of struggle.

  2. julieann26 profile image82
    julieann26posted 15 months ago

    Not everyone here is from the USA or wherever else that Father's Day is happening this weekend.

    Here in Australia, Father's Day isn't until September - which is early spring for us.

    1. Brynn Thorssen profile image92
      Brynn Thorssenposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      Hi there!

      In Russia, they have the Day of the Soldier, which is really a day for all men (since service was compulsory).  I'm seeing a lot of weird competitiveness going on with both father's AND mother's day.  There are some really resentful people out there ...

  3. clivewilliams profile image70
    clivewilliamsposted 15 months ago

    My father is special. Caring and kind. Fathers are rarely recognized even when they do their best to love and care for their children and family. Happy father's day to my dad and all wonderful fathers in the world.
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    1. Brynn Thorssen profile image92
      Brynn Thorssenposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      I don't think that truly great fathers' good deeds go unrecognized.  I have a couple of male friends who wholeheartedly believe that they are good fathers ... but nothing could be farther from the truth.  One, who is a dear, dear friend, is in jail right now awaiting sentencing.  I told him he should visit his son before he got locked up, but he always had "something better to do."  Now he may go away for 60 years, but he always found something more important than his son when he was out.

  4. Brynn Thorssen profile image92
    Brynn Thorssenposted 15 months ago

    My mom married a great guy when I was a sophomore in high school; he was more of a dad to me than my own father.  I was lucky to have him in my life, but he is gone now.

    Unfortunately, he was a fantastic dad to me but was terrible to his own kids (from what they have told me).  They said he married my mom and pretty much forgot they existed.  I see all the Facebook posts about Father's Day and I'm torn because I'm friends with my step siblings and know it causes them pain when I talk about what a good dad he was to me.

    1. clivewilliams profile image70
      clivewilliamsposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      Sorry to hear that. But there are great fathers out there by the millions. But as usual, in everything in life there will be bad apples. The greatest thing is that you still have life and can guide some young man into what it takes to be a great dad.

  5. mothersofnations profile image78
    mothersofnationsposted 15 months ago

    I didn't grow up with my father (geographical distance) but I was able to have some kind of relationship with him once I became an adult. He passed away a few years ago.
    I was used to not having a father around so fathers day doesn't affect me much. I thought more about my children for the lack of theirs but they were very young when he was around so we're used to it now, it's really just another day for us.

    I'm sorry to hear about the distance between you and your father and I pray the Lord will heal your heart and restore your relationship. God bless you...

  6. IslandBites profile image87
    IslandBitesposted 15 months ago

    I have the best father in the world. :-) I'm lucky.

    1. Brynn Thorssen profile image92
      Brynn Thorssenposted 15 months ago in reply to this

      You are lucky!  My stepfather was a great dad, but just to me.  It makes me feel a bit guilty.

      1. Castlepaloma profile image24
        Castlepalomaposted 15 months ago in reply to this

        If you love your father, you better give it your 100% effort. Because your face feel lonely.

        In school I rarely got A plus yet did get lots of Es for efforts.

        When your on your death bed, you won't be thinking on how much more time you should have spent on the job. You will be thinking of your love ones and how much time you should have spent time with them.

        In fact I'm giving my daughter a call RIGHT NOW!!!

 
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