Tag: Fathers

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Obedience

A couple of years ago I took the only picture I have with both of my parents and as soon as my dad walked away I cried. In that moment, after taking that picture, I felt part-of in a way I hadn’t before. My mom looked over and asked what was wrong but it was too deep to go all the way into it. … Read More Obedience

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Contentment

On Saturday, I spent some uninterrupted time with my dad. It was both beautiful and scary as I’m always aware of the risk we’re taking in this Covid world. As we’re talking, he shares some of his frustrations but also his joy. In his exact words he said, “I’ve had a good life, if I were to go tomorrow I’d be ok.” And that … Read More Contentment

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He Turned It – Mother’s Day Edition

In 2016 during the last leg of President Obama’s term, I scored tickets for a White House Tour during the holidays. As soon as I found out, I got on the phone with my family in California, encouraged them to make the trip, and my mom ended up coming! At the time she was having difficulty walking and used a cane to get around but … Read More He Turned It – Mother’s Day Edition

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He Turned It – Father’s Day

I don’t call my father “dad.”  When talking to other people I refer to him as my dad but as far as saying “hi dad” that wasn’t something I was used to saying. While growing up, he was around but not around. There was a period of time when I didn’t see him. Then, all of a sudden, he was back in my life … Read More He Turned It – Father’s Day

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