Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Thank you to all the fathers who work hard, make sacrifices, and have a lot of fun in order to raise happy children. Thank you to all the fathers who love and support their children. Thank you to all the adoptive fathers who expand their familes and love through open and closed adoptions. Thank you to all the foster care fathers who care for children who need better homes and role models. Thank you to all the fathering men who act as "community dads" for many children. Thank you to all the fathers who successfully find a healthy work-family-fun balance. Thank you to all the fathers who budget the time to engage in hobbies and other fun activities for yourself. Thank you to all the gay fathers who raise their children with love and grace despite the judgements and injustices from society. Thank you to all the grandfathers who guide and support new fathers. Thank you to all the grandfathers who love and play with their grandchildren. Thank you to all the fathers and grandfathers who have positive relationships with their children and with one another. Thank you to Sonora Dodd who started this national day to honor fathers in 1910. Thank you to all the fathers who do these things and more.

Pray for all the fathers who have been unable to have their own children. Pray for all the fathers who have experienced miscarriage. Pray for all the fathers who have lost their fathers. Pray for the fathers who made the choice to support their children by entering them into an adoption program. Pray for all the fathers who have lost their children to disease, murder, war, etc. Pray for all the fathers who have to work many extra hours in order to pay the bills. Pray for all the gay fathers who are told that they cannot be fathers. Pray for all the fathers who have unfairly lost custody of their children. Pray for all the fathers who have had to sacrifice too much of their own life for the happiness of everyone else. Pray for all the grandfathers who have lost their grandchilden for any reason. Pray for all the grandfathers who are raising their grandchildren for any reason. Pray for all the fathers and grandfathers who don't have positive relationships with their children and with one another. Pray for all the fathers who struggle with these things and more.

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