Father’s Day

My dad left my mom and I when I was two. My mom married more times than I can count and had even more boyfriends. Home was always in turmoil from drugs, abusive men, and alcoholics. We always lived in the poorest and worst neighborhoods and fighting was the only way to survive. Good friends were hard to find in bad neighborhoods. I never celebrated Father’s Day growing up, in fact it was not till I was twenty-one and a father of my first daughter that I celebrated my own Father’s Day. It is because I am a father that I want to be a successful author and be the best dad I can be no matter what it was like in my home, my neighborhood, or with my friends. I have four wonderful successful children who value their husbands and their education. They find success around every corner.
Not because of anything I’ve done but because I found a great wife that partnered with me regardless of my many imperfections and believed in me. I was determined to not let my life’s circumstance dictate the rest of my life. I was determined to be the best I could be regardless of what those in my life were doing. Today on Father’s Day eve I am glad that my life lives to be an example of what not to do with what lies behind but what to do with choices I have still to face in my life and by writing and illustrating my series of kid’s books starring Booker Weed I hope others can learn to do the same. “Kids Have Ups and Downs Too!” is my therapy and my answers to life challenges. Don’t blame the past and people – get on with being the best you can with what you got and live like Christ spoke the truth because He was the Truth speaking … Happy Father’s Day.

2 thoughts on “Father’s Day

  1. Great words… thanks for sharing! Looking forward to reading your stories, Bookerweed! 🙂

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