Written by Matthew Feldman
When we consider the typical male and female living situation, the typical American family, we see the mother, the father, and they each have their own holidays. Grandparents have their own holidays. Our society has made it a habit to treat our elders with the respect. But in honor of Father’s day, we’re going to look at our father.
Anyone who knows me on a personal level knows that I didn’t have a mother the large portion of growing up. So in many ways, my father is my hero, and my mother, as well as being my father. Everyone has their own definitions of fatherhood; and this blog update isn’t to insult anyone’s belief in what fatherhood is. I know some very good fathers who’d shed their last drop of blood to save their lives, and they truly are the heroes.
We acknowledge our military veterans, and even they are fathers, simply doing their job and hoping to come home; but why also should they garner more respect and recognition than our Fathers? We come from our fathers; all of us. It’s not as though a woman can magically create life from nothing (no offense ladies! I do not mean to hate on the womenz!). Science has proven to us that male sperm is required to produce a child. Father’s day is about honoring the man that gave you life.
Now yes, I understand that not everyone had a great father. Sometimes that responsibility fell on mothers, or foster parents; and that’s exactly the point that I making in this blog post.
Father’s day, mother’s day, it’s irrelevant. Religious and spiritual beliefs put aside; simple and brutal to the point, honor the parent that raised you on the day. Whether they’re your mother or they’re your father. Honor and respect them, love them, and make them proud. They put everything they had into raising you with what they feel is the right moral values, and they deserve the love and respect that comes with it. Like Christmas, for this one day, put aside your animosities and forget the ridiculousness of whatever argument you were having. Sit down, raise your glass, and toast the life you’ve been given, and enjoy it; because you only get one mother or father. Make it count.
Cheers and Happy Father’s Day to All
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