I see you Fathers
With Father's day being Sunday, I want to take this opportunity to lift up my incredible husband. He is amazing, not only to me but he is a hero to our kids. I feel like good father's dont always get the recognition they deserve. So today I want to take a moment and show love to all the amazing fathers out there. This Sunday belongs to all of you.
Don't believe the hype. There are plenty of good fathers out here doing their thang, despite what social media says. It pains me how every year when Father's day rolls around, we take this opportunity to praise single mothers. Y'all this blows me. My mom and aunts were single mothers and my sisters and some of my friends are currently single mothers and I watch them as they kill it as parents. I hold them in the highest regard and they know that. If I had to do half of the things they do, I just don't know if I'd survive. So, trust me I know there are single mothers out here making it happen like I don't know what. They are doing things I as a married woman with kids can't do and I praise them. They deserve all the honor but, I don't feel like father's day is the appropriate time or place for it. Father's day does not belong to mothers. Mother's day is when we give them their props or any other day of the year, but let's leave Father's day exclusively for the good fathers out here. Because believe it or not there are plenty of them out here killing it.
This day belongs to men like my husband who do all they can to be amazing fathers. I've watched him grow as a father and I am proud to say that he belongs to me and my kids. I love to watch him with the kids because although they drive him completely insane the love he has and shows to them is beautiful. He doesn't always say the right things, he doesn't always do what I think is right, his choice of parenting is slightly different from mine, but together we are balanced. He brings balance to our partnership called life in all areas, especially as a father. I hear so many people I know talk about their deadbeat "baby daddy's," and I can't help but feel so blessed to have this man who does what he is supposed to and more. I love to watch him kill this parenting ish, because I remember conversations we had earlier in life where we both were afraid to step into the life we currently have. As everyone knows you are not given a book on how to parent. You learn as you go. You are gonna make mistakes, you are gonna fail at some stuff, sometimes you'll even have to make some tough decisions, but all in all it's the experience that makes it all worth it.
To all the devoted fathers out here giving it all you got, I want you to know I appreciate you. If nobody tells you I'm telling you now. The world needs you. My heart smiles when I see dads being dads. Ladies we have to show our love and support for these daddies that are doing their part, for these step dads doing their part, to the fathers of this world that are doing just that. Being fathers. You are loved, you are appreciated and on this day we honor you. Personally to my husband, I tell you all the time but you are amazing and I love you. Keep doing just what you are doing because I am confident that you are giving it all you got for us. Happy Father's Day to all you amazing dads out there!