June 19, 2010

Do fathers matter? Did mine?

Tomorrow is Father's Day. That, and an article I recently read about whether fathers are necessary prompted me to remember my own father and ask if and how his presence in my life shaped me into the person I am today. For one thing, like a fair number of you, my relationship with my father was, well, conflicted.

I posted this essay on my site, Walnut Creek Patch.


Anonymous said...

If it were not for my dad, the seven of us would have ended up in foster homes and I wouldn't be the person I am today. My mom couldn't/wouldn't take care of us. Thanks Dad!

Thud said...

I hope I am needed as its the best job I've ever had,although I do often hear the words useless directed at me everytime i try to dress one of the girls.