The First Father’s Day

“Happy Father’s Day,” she said. “Thank you,” he replied sadly and turned away. She gently squeezed his shoulder, her eyes misty.  “You don’t stop being a parent when your child dies.” “I know.  It’s just that this is the first Father’s Day without her.” “I know. The first Father's Day, birthday, Christmas, Thanksgiving is always …

My Father Believed in Me

It's Father's Day today and I'm thinking about my father, my hero. When I was sixteen most of my friends were married and had children. My father didn't want that for me. You see, my father knows what it's like to marry young. He never had an opportunity to go school because he had a …

Memories of Dad

She sat on the beach, watching the sun set over the sea.  This was her favorite spot.  She came here every Father's Day since her Dad died six years ago.   She missed him terribly. A heart attack had claimed his life and robbed her of the joy of having him give her away at her wedding. And …

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