YOU’RE NOT ALONE.
There’s a lot of us. Abused, neglected, hurt, abandoned.
A community of us. That get up every day and do good in the world. The kind of good that person will never get to see. The kind of good that makes you YOU and nothing like him.
You’re not a bad person for choosing not to celebrate him.
Instead, celebrate all the fathers in your life. The ones who left a positive impact.
Like my grandpa, who helped me with my homework until I surpassed his knowledge. Or my uncles, who can always make me laugh. Or my mom’s fiancee, who on a moments notice, drove a U-Haul truck filled with my belongings almost 800 miles to my new home.
You have people like that in your life too.
Celebrate Fathers’ Day… and remember, you’re not alone.