Happy Father’s Day!!

Happy Father’s Day!!

I want to apologize to all the mothers out there. Because at the time I had not started this blog yet. So that none of you wonderful ladies whom I associate with get upset.

I hope that you had a Wonderful “Mother’s Day.”

Now to my Father, Charles Richards and all the other fathers out there that I associate with.

Here is to you a GREAT BIG “FATHER’S DAY” CHEER for YOU!!

My reflection: Since before graduating high school I was involved with a girl who had been with a man that she didn’t want to be with and he did some things to her that she didn’t want.

From there she ended up pregnant and was unaware of it till half way through the school year.

Anyhow, we started dating and that’s when she found out she was with child and I in my naive youth said that I would stick around to help out with the child.

That was my first taste of sorta being a dad, but things didn’t work out and we split.

My next experience didn’t occur until I was working in child care.

I wasn’t involved with the mom. But I was involved with the children.

I was probably more of a dad to some of the kids then their own dad was and sometimes mom for that matter. I was able to help guide those children for a number of years from WV, VA, CO, OH and GA.

It wasn’t until September 3, 2011 that I married Jennifer and actually became a dad to her two wonderful kids.

Now I don’t want to minimize that relationship with them, I do love them but the relationship is different when it is you biological birth child.

Not that I don’t love the older two less or treat them differently.

There is just a kindred spirit that you have with you biological child, especially when you care for them from birth.

With the older two kids there were already eight and nine years old when I married their mother.

Being a dad has it’s ups and downs. You are supposed to be more responsible. You have to humble yourself sometimes when you are wrong.

Make sacrifices with you time and money. Money that you might have had earmarked for something else, but decide to pay for your kids to have fun, for something that they don’t always get to do.

As a dad you might have to cook and clean, mow the grass, wash clothes, wash the vehicle, change the baby’s diaper, run the vacuum whatever it calls you to do you have to do it.

That’s what dad is about. The worst thing that a dad has to do is discipline his children because they don’t do what they are told to do or they just aren’t listening to what is ask of them.

I personally hate it.

The greatest Father of all time is the One who created us humans. He loves us so much that He sent His one and only Son to die on the cross for our sin(s).

He loves us so much that he created the whole world for us.

I am so thankful for our Father God. He is merciful and slow to anger otherwise we would all be destroyed.

I am very thankful that He has allowed me to be a father and dad. When I give my youngest son a final kiss goodnight.

I just stand over and stare at him and cherish our moments that we had throughout the day.

Once again, I am thankful for all the men out there who have a fatherly influence on me.

You know who you are and I am thankful for your direction in “my krazy life.”

Happy Father’s Day!!

Love Mark

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2 Replies to “Happy Father’s Day!!”

  1. I am so thankful that God put us together and that you are an amazing and loving Dad to all three of my Children. who teaches all of them so much and takes so great care of them, when I can’t always get up and care for them.
    Jennnifer your loving wife

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