I can truly imagine how this holiday feels for you
Not having that father around to celebrate today
My imaginations have walked a mile in your shoes
Having a childhood so fatherless also affected my Father’s Days
Although, a man was physically around…but not
I thought he successfully caused more harm than good
If I’d had a choice all the way back then
I would have erased the day I met him, If I could
Now, actually having grown from the experience
I’ve healed from the pains and regrets of the old days
Realizing he didn’t love himself enough to love me
The reason he could and would not change his abhorrent ways
I will always choose to dedicate my life and heart to you
Although your father chooses not to be in your life today
I can only proclaim these words to you and declare them as true
Because I dedicated my life to my real Father forever and always
He has taken me in and made His child brand new
He has shown a love unfathomable beyond the number of the sands
You may not understand how He has also adopted you into His arms
For now, you will know a portion of the Father’s love through a mother’s hands
Then…you will understand
written by Raquel E. Assanoua. Copyright 2014.
Dedicated to my beautiful daughters Brianna and Linda. I will love you as long as God gives me breath and beyond. However, His love for you is even greater.
Happy Father’s Day to the ones that truly are fathers and even the mothers that are also fathers.