My husband is experiencing his first Father’s Day without his dad.
What’s a person to do who is parentless and childless on Father’s Day?
When we were trying to have children (unsuccessfully), Mother’s Day and Father’s Day were hard on us, but we were always grateful to still have our parents. As we aged and accepted our childfree lifestyle, we didn’t think about not being parents so much anymore, because we had our parents.
I can’t help but feel for my husband and other people who don’t have anyone on these people-specific holidays.
The first year of grieving sometimes reminds us of all of our losses, but we move forward. We adjust. We find new ways.
Everyone should feel loved and appreciated no matter what day of the year.
To all the men out there, fathers, mentors and just plain good guys, God Bless you for your part in this world.