I am a single parent and the sole caretaker for my four children. But I am not their father.
There are some who would wish me, or other single mothers, Happy Father’s Day on the third Sunday in June. I want to be clear, I do not take that adversely, in fact, I take it as a compliment. But I am not my children’s father.
I am a mother. I am the lone parent. I am the only name on the Emergency Contact line. I alone put to bed, provide, comfort and guide my children. But I am not their father.
But my children are not fatherless.
For over three years I prayed everyday that God would be a father to my children. And He has.
For over three years my father, my children’s grandfather, has been in my daughters’ lives every single day. He has never stopped being a parent to me and through him, my children see what a father should be.
This post was originally published on June 16, 2014. (Still true, though…)
5 thoughts on “I Am Not My Children’s Father”
Love it! I wrote a similar post. I guess great moms think alike. 😉 May your girls always know how awesome you are. And God has been the best Father ever to me and my boys. Glad you added that in.
Great Moms DO think alike! I hope your day is wonderful however you celebrate.
Your dad is a wonderful man! So happy that you and your girls have him in your lives!
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Us too. 🙂
I am so proud of you for this post. I have often thought the same thing but cannot speak from experience. Thanks for sharing.