Fatherhood and Beyond

I Loved Her Instantly (mitchteemley.com)Photo by Josh Willink

Today is Father’s Day in the U.S. A day when I remember how imperfect my father was, and yet how good a father he was. Just as I know my children can say the former of me, but pray they also have reason to believe the latter. Because to love and to be loved is the very essence of life.

Today is also Juneteenth, a day first celebrated by Black Americans, but now widely acknowledged—as it should be—by All Americans. So Happy Both!

“And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers.” ~Malachi 4:6

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Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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15 Responses to Fatherhood and Beyond

  1. I love the Matt Haig quote!

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  2. Love the picture quote.

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  3. Happy Father’s Day, Mitch! Love the quote from Matt Haig ❤

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  4. gpavants says:

    Happy Father’s Day, brother.

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  5. Damyanti Biswas says:

    Happy Father’s Day Mitch! A beautiful quote!

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  6. Nancy Richy says:

    Don’t you wish the hospital handed you a manual on your way home which would tell you everything you needed to know about being a perfect parent? I know I did, or a least something with a bunch of answers for my endless questions. My parents weren’t perfect; neither were we nor are our grown children raising their kids. Somehow, by the grace of God, we all got by. 🙏🏼

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  7. revruss1220 says:

    Happy both to you, too, Mitch. I hope your kids were able to express their full appreciation for you.

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