is a previous issue that was so well received, I wanted to share it
again as my tribute to Father's Day....
Many of us have or have had
more than one father.
There are biological (birth)
fathers, adoptive fathers, step fathers, and father figures.
I myself had two fathers - a
biological father whom I never met. I found him and spoke with him once
on the telephone when I was an adult, but he didn't acknowledge me. I
realized then that he was not my father after all. He was a sperm
donor. And I also realized that I hadn't missed anything.
My real father - the man who
married my mother when I was two - was not my biological father - but
he was my real father. He was a good man and loved me as if I was his
birth daughter. I didn't even know that he wasn't my biological father
until I was a teenager, when my mother told me. In fact, I remember
exactly what she told me. She said, "Daddy fell in love with you before
he fell in love with me."
I'm glad she told me. We
lost him to a heart attack when I was only about 14 or 15. I have great
appreciation for the man who accepted me as his own. We may not have
had a lot of years together but I remember special moments. I remember
when he took me to Arthur's, an upscale department store in Wilmington
(Delaware) and bought me my first formal gown for a prom. And we
probably couldn't afford it. The memory is vague, but I recall it was
him, not my mother, who was with me at the time. I remember I was
creating something in an art class and wanted some textile paint
(whatever that is) for a project. I recall that he bought the paint and
dropped it off to me in the classroom that day.
Yes, he was my real father.
It wasn't easy for my Mother when he died. There wasn't only me. There
were the twins, my brother and sister, who were six years younger than
I've come a long way without
a father in my life...
Oh, what's that I hear?
As I write this, I hear a
voice in the distance that I never heard before. It's a neighbor. For
some reason, he is singing outdoors at the top of his lungs...
When the moon hits your eye
like a big pizza pie,
When the world seems to
shine like you've had too much wine,
Bells will ring
Apparently he is celebrating
more than Father's Day. :-)
Back to my musings...
Yes, I've come a long way
without a father in my life.
But I also learned long ago
that we all have another father besides our earthly fathers.
Dr. Champion K. Teutsch was
one of my teachers in the area of spiritual laws. He reminded me that
we have our Universal Father - our spiritual parent who created us and
loves us and never ever leaves us.
In major religions, God the
Father's relationship with humanity is that of Creator and created
beings, and in that respect he is the father of all and protector of
The Father is the Supreme
Being and Creator, the Father is God.
You can call the Father by
any name you choose. It doesn't matter.
At the beginning of
each of my classes, I acknowledge the Presence and call the Father by
many names - Infinite Intelligence, Divine Mind, Universal Presence,
Infinite Spirit, God, Field of All Possibilities - and I ask that this
All Knowing Presence guide me to give the knowledge that will help my
But in my private prayers
and meditation, I sometimes utter "Father."
Father... our Universal
parent who is always with us. Even when we momentarily forget, or
believe that we have been abandoned, our Father is with us...
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