The saying goes anyone can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad.
Father is the technical term , at least in my eyes. The person who helped create the child.
Dad or Daddy is the term of endearment of love. A dad is there for all the ups and downs. A dad is involved in a child’s life. A dad knows his child. A dad doesn’t have to be someone biological. I know many father’s who are amazing dads to their own children but also to children who are not biologically theirs. Two of them personally have stepped up to the plate (you know who you are) to fulfill that role in my daughter’s life. I love them both dearly for that. You have both filled voids in her life and helped her become who she is today. Sure she is missing that connection with her father, it’s hard on her, i see it everyday, especially over the last week. No good job at dance recital, no comment on her 1st solo in honor of her 2 brothers, no trying to get her for father’s day weekend … yeah it hurts her… but you both have helped her deal with that .. deep down she knows he is truly the one missing out. I only wished I could understand why though, why is he missing out??
I like many single moms out there, or even some single dads I know play the role of both parents. It’s hard at times, I’ll be the first to admit that, but it’s those hard times that make you realize how strong you are and how close you are to your child. That in the end it will be all worthwhile because you know you are doing an amazing job of raising your children in this crazy thing we call life. And let’s face it, it’s a messed up world out there!
Hats off to all the amazing “dads” out there on this father’s day.