Backstory My dad was from another era. He ruled the house. With three daughters, he won the arguments by shouting the loudest. That would probably get you arrested today. But not back when I grew up. He was big and he seemed so confident. As I grew up and began to mentally challenge some of […]
Backstory It took a long time to find out the truth of this belief about my dad. I could only see things from my perspective – that of a little girl who was hungry for her daddy’s attention, love and approval. Why didn’t he see that and hear that? Sometimes parents are too busy just […]
Dads – To celebrate the day that honors you, here is a video showing how precious you are to all of us. It has a heartfelt reminder at the center of a simple but powerful message.
The 7 year old went up to his dad, worried and concerned. “Daddy, this is a lot of money, isn’t it?” he asked. He handed his dad a hundred dollar bill that he had just found on the street. He was worried that someone planned to use that “big dollar” to buy food and would […]
I thought my dad didn’t like me much. My mom was always enthralled by my stories of what happened in school or what my friends were wearing or doing. My dad – well, he’d fall asleep while I prattled on about my day. He would come home in work clothes dirtied from his labor. He […]
We’ve been talking about fathers lately and it made me think about my own dad. We spent years living in the same house, eating the same food, experiencing life in the same way. Yet my images of him and the incidents I remember seem few and far between, considering all the time together. I had […]