Friday, June 13, 2008

Happy Father's Day, Mom

So I don't have a father. I mean, strictly speaking, I have a father. But honestly, sperm donor is a much more adequate description, though cliched. He physically left when I was about 3 years old, but from what I can tell, he'd really left a long time before then. 

I saw him once, again, when I was 18. And I called him to tell him I was pregnant, with my third child. After that, nothing. He has said, in no uncertain terms, that he doesn't give a rat's ass if I'm alive or dead, something along the lines of, "You're not my child." 

So I don't have a father. Instead, I have a mother. She was it. She was my all in all. And, while she may have wobbled in some of the elements, she stuck the landing. 

So this post is to say Happy Father's Day to all the moms doing it alone. Happy Father's Day to all the single moms struggling to raise their kids, make ends meet, and have a life. Happy Father's Day to those amazing women who find a way to be both parents to their kids. 

But most of all, Happy Father's Day to my mom. You done good girl.


hippopotomum said...

to my beautiful daughter,

he doesn't know what he's missed. it's been an honor and privilege to be your mom.

and a happy father's day to you too.

with love and thanks....yerma

Anonymous said...

I was very sad to read your thoughts about Father's Day and that you have been abandoned by your earthly father. He's lost out BIG time! I want you to know you do have a Father who promises to never leave you of forsake you. He is your Heavenly Father. He loves you like no other and He longs for a realationship with you. He is waiting for you to open up to Him and He is waiting to take you in His arms and will never let you go if you give your heart to Him. Tell him how you feel and He will reveal His Father heart to you. Happy Heavenly Father day to you!