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#40006 - 06/17/03 03:44 AM Re: Fathers Day!
Marc Offline

Registered: 04/25/03
Posts: 256
Loc: Tucson, AZ
hi mattandrew,

I too hate my father AND my step-father. Not because I was sexually abused by either, but abuse is abuse is abuse.

However, that is why I chose to determine what my own reality of fatherhood is. I think the guys on this site are a superior example.

They ROCK! Just what I always needed in a father.

I wish you guys had been there when I really needed you. For now I'll simply appreciate what you give me now and celebrate Father's Day for the definition that I claim...

Understanding, acceptance, love, guidance. That is what a 'father' is!

#40007 - 06/17/03 04:39 AM Re: Fathers Day!
Wuamei Offline

Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 2700
Loc: The left turn I should have ta...
Matt & Marc:

My father abused me sexually & physically and my stepfather abused me physically. The saving grace of Father's Day for me is in my own great fathering experiences, and the "other fathers" in my life. Hope we can all find the "fathering" we need wherever it may come from--even from within ourselves!

As to all the advertising & stuff yeah I hate the commercialization not only of Father's Day but of all the holidays. Hard enuf to salvage good meaning out of them sometimes without all that crap! But I'm learning to tune it out. Never paid much attention to commercials anyway. If they're funny I may laugh at them, but that doesn't mean I am going to buy what they advertise.


"I can't stand pain. It hurts me."
--Daffy Duck

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