Yesterday was Juneteenth. The oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.
Today is Father’s Day and Summer Solstice, the Longest Day of the Year.
For some this day is painful. The words and image of Father and Dad activate trembling terror, PTSD, and shame.
If your biological, stepdad, or supposed-to-be father was anything but kind and loving, pause – breathe.
Then allow one powerful, nurturing, playful, inspiring image of some other man to emerge in your consciousness. Someone who influenced your life positively. Accept that image or person as the one you celebrate today.
Perhaps it was a mentor, teacher, neighbor, or a friend’s dad. A male role model you admire and respect.
What part of him lives through you, as you? I invite you to honor him as your Forever Father. The male figure in your life who made a difference.
For others of us, we are blessed with a father’s loving impact. Today I’m honoring the man I call, Dad – George Kuzma, Jr.
Then send me your video, so I may celebrate him with you.
Love all around, above, below, to the left and to the right, before you and behind you,
PS – This post is in memory of Charlie Gallagher, father of Moira.
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