My adopted dads 😉

As a woman raised by a single mother, let’s just say Father’s Day wasn’t really celebrated. We did give presents to my Uncles Ed and Jack, but they had their own children and it still served as a reminder that my family was different.

Some of you know I’ve spent years trying to track down my father and family that I knew he had separate from me. I eventually found two half-brothers, but we have yet to officially meet. I look forward to that happening soon.

So Father’s Day can mean something very different for everyone. Many of you enjoy this lovely day, and celebrate your dad and enjoy the terrific influence he has been. It’s something completely normal and a part of your regular life. I have one request: never take it for granted. And if it’s been a good thing, take special care to say thank you as often as you can.

For myself, there have been, and are, some great men in my life. I also have done a little special thing for Father’s Day~~ I’ve adopted the Founding Fathers as my, well, dads 🙂

So if you grew up like I did, you can make your family what you want it to be. If you’re without a father figure, I hereby announce you can adopt mine, too!

Have a wonderful day all you dads, and never dismiss your importance and value. One of your biggest gifts to your kids is simply being present 🙂


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  1. mdannyg says:

    Great post and a great reminder. As someone who has a “normal” father situation, I do often take it for granted. Thank you Tammy.

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