Do you know who your father is?
Bing . You get a point.
Some people have no idea who their father is.
Do you know if your father lives?
Bing. You get a point.
For many years, I didn’t know if my father was alive.
Did your father support you financially?
Bing-Bing. Two points.
So many fathers don’t pay for a variety of reasons (can’t, won’t).
Did your father support you, encourage you, teach you, discipline you, and in all ways love you?
BING! BING! BING!
You hit the Father Lottery.
Earn Extra Points if…
- Your father cooked for you, sang happy birthday to you, taught you to ride a bike or drive and/or other useful skills.
- Your father took you on family trips or vacations.
- Your father took you shopping, cross-examined your boyfriend(s), or combed your hair,.
- You have pictures of your father and pictures of you and your father.
The Father Lottery is like the Massachusetts State Lottery, you can hit for a little or you can hit for a lot. All hits have meaning.
Have you recognized your father? Acknowledged his love? Please do so today (and throughout the year).
(Father, Dad, Daddy, Papa, Step-Father, Step-Dad, Grandfather, Pop-Pop, T-Pop, Uncle, Cousin, Coach, Teacher, Minister, and all Father-surrogates, I salute you.)
Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers I know.
A tribute to fathers – especially stepfathers
Can’t find the appropriate father’s day card
I lost my dad in 1987, he was only 62, near my age now. And there is always a hole in the soul and yet I realize that I’m one of the lucky ones to have that tiny wound. Because I won the Father Lottery big time…. Thanks for the thoughtful post.
I am sorry for your loss but know that you carry him with you and in you. Glad that you had such a big win in the Father Lottery.
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You remind me of maya Angelou and company
Thanks for reading my blog. The comparison is tremendous. I’m not worthy but will take the compliment.
Oh my goodness, what a lovely and thought provoking piece. My father has been gone for such a long time. Thank you for making the point that it’s still important to celebrate having been a winner in the Father Lottery so I’m going to take this opportunity to celebrate my dad by saying; my dad was a man of small stature but of tremendous power, determination and integrity. Thank you daddy, I miss you and I will always cherish you; you were a great father by anyone’s standards–I’m a winner. Happy Father’s Day!