Happy Our Father’s Day!

For Father’s day – time to revisit.

Walking the talk

Father’s Day is coming up in England, as shown by the plethora of mugs, whisky bottles and Darth Vader t-shirts cramming the shelves of our supermarkets.

darth vader father

Cue the cutesy cards, those making fun of their aged parent – and the mixed feelings about fatherhood.  For those who’ve grown up with a close relationship with their fathers, this is all well and good – for others, tinged with sadness or worse, resentment.

My father died when I was 12. At that age I was too young to really comprehend the reality – or the finality – of that.  Before that, to a great extent not to any fault of his own, I wasn’t close to my dad.  He belonged to a different age – when parents didn’t lavish attention on their children – when he perhaps hadn’t had this lavished on him, so what model did he have by which to…

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About francesgabriel75

Just thinking out loud about faith, children and church. Born in Dorset but now living too far away from the sea, which still calls to me, occasionally. Make my living in the world of education.
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