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.