:kisses and (((hugs))) to you this time of year when Father's Day is being talked about, causing many of us to reflect - one way or another - on the presence of...or the absence of...that father many of us may STILL wonder about - or NOT...even if he is still very much present on earth. My own husband did not have a relationship with is father because his father does not want to acknowledge him as his son - legally or otherwise. He never paid child support for him during his childhood years, has never bought a present for him in his 38 years of life, has never telephoned him....all of which has been very painful for my husband to live with. He has tried to reach out on numerous occasions to his father, but the man has never once tried to honor my husband's need of him. His loss! One day...maybe...he'll feel sorrow for the father/son relationship that he passed on having with his oldest son...:stone
I always thought my children had a good father until he did what he did to hurt us. Today, he tries to reach out to them, but the scars of his emotional absence in their life is difficult for them to overcome. They see him on occasion, and the grandchildren always want to know "who that man is". They say to their moms "I never knew you had a Dad, Mom." Again...his loss...:stone
My father is a pedophile, and therefore cannot be around children. I NEVER left my kids alone with him, or even in the same room as him. They've only seen him twice in their whole life anyway, and neither time were they ever alone with him. They have always known about his "sickness", so they never wondered "why" they couldn't be with him, or why he was never to be trusted. Out of six children, my father hates me the most because I'm the one who brought the incestuous demon to its knees by bringing this generational curse to a forefront in hopes that NO MORE INCEST would ever have to be tolerated again in this family. When my dad asks me "why I had to bring out this mess", I say to him, "Look around you, Dad. Look at the innocent faces of all your grandchildren and great-grandchildren. THEY are the reason why incestuous activity has got to STOP in this family. I will NEVER stand by and put a child at risk for abuse, not even among my own kin...not when I know what I know that I know could save them from being abused in any way. It is my life's mission to protect ALL God's children from this sick sick disease! No child deserves to be abused, especially at the hands of some parent who is suppose to love and protect their offspring. So, on this Father's Day, my mission is to remind all that I can to PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN AT ALL COST! Allow them to grow up healthy, happy, secure, emotionally strong, mentally stable, and spiritually at peace in their soul. Help them as much as you possibly can to "be alright in their world".
Happy Father's Day to the great Dads out there!
And for those who cursed their privilege to be Dads...well...may God help them all.