Fathers Who “Didn’t Go” And Why I Am Grateful

June 15, 2014. Today is Father’s Day. Among my friends and family, there are many fathers. Three (my father-in-law, my dad, and my husband) are particularly central to my life.

In addition to Father’s Day, it is also the 85th birthday of my father-in-law, Wayne W. Kiger. Happy Birthday, Dad!

With Wayne Kevin after his football game (October 2010)

With Wayne Kevin after his football game (October 2010)

Happy Father’s Day to my dad, Seabie Rucker:

My dad, Seabie Rucker, with Wayne Kevin, My Mom (Letha), and Tenley. July 2013

My dad, Seabie Rucker, with Wayne Kevin, My Mom (Letha), and Tenley. July 2013

And last but not least, to my husband, Wayne:

Tenley, Me, Wayne, Wayne Kevin June 2013

Tenley, Me, Wayne, Wayne Kevin June 2013
Photo Credit: Royce Rolstad Photography

None of these three fathers would be typically described as “overtly demonstrative” or “wordy.” But the older I grow and the more life experience I acquire, I am increasingly growing to believe that unconditional love manifests itself in many ways, some of which are quieter and more subtle. It especially manifests itself by staying around and being, as did the dad in this reading (it’s quick and good – read it!), the kind of dad about whom a child can say “you didn’t go.”

Thank you, each one, for not going.

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1 thought on “Fathers Who “Didn’t Go” And Why I Am Grateful

  1. Yes. This: “I am increasingly growing to believe that unconditional love manifests itself in many ways, some of which are quieter and more subtle.” And, you are write, that link was worth the click over.

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