There are a few definitions for the term father…
“a man in relation to his child or children.”
“an important figure in the origin and early history of something.”
“a man who gives care and protection to someone or something.”
When Googling the term you will find example sentences, such as, “He’s the father of three small children.”
There are a lot of traits that make up a Father.
On this day where we remember fathers, some may feel sorrow; sorrow for the loss of fathers they once had or those who’s fathers chose not to stick around. While this sorrow is heavy, leaving tear stains on our pillowcases, it is important to feel it, reflect on it. Make that pain your own and hold it tight. Because there is gratitude to be found in even the darkest of places.
It’s universal – a day like today. Where sorrow and happiness meet. A time to navigate the harsh reality of loss. I implore you to do the most difficult thing, to not be lost among the loss; fill yourself with memories. Be thankful.
Remember, the word Father has many definitions and while some may be grieving ones who’ve passed…
And others are holding their mothers closer for acting as both…
Search in your heart for what the definition is to you, celebrate those people on a day like today.
Because Webster may not always get it right.
Until next time,