Tagged: Father


Feel Like A Man

One of the moments when I loved my now-husband the most is when I witnessed him slide a BB gun into a man’s hands, propping the barrel on the porch railing where it was...


What Goes Around

Five years ago today, I went through the Atlanta airport on my way to Seattle to see my father for the first time in years. I was anxious about seeing my dad and had...


It’s Nice to Be Important

Not long after we started dating, I accompanied my teenage boyfriend to his grandfather’s funeral. I had never met nor heard anything about the deceased; my first impression came from the pastor’s opening lines:...


Dishonorable Mention

“What’s your biggest fear?” I asked my teenage boyfriend as we lay side by side on the top of a picnic table, looking up at the night sky ablaze with unmolested stars. His body,...


You Win Some When You Lose Some: A Father’s Day Tribute

Four years ago next month, I lost my husband. Four years ago next month, I gained a father. My parent’s divorce occurred when I was in elementary school. My dad then relocated across the...

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