Quick Thoughts: Father’s Day

I honestly don’t know what to do without Father Wolf. Even though we didn’t, and still don’t, always agree, we’re still tight.

I admire Father Wolf’s strength, stamina and unyielding drive to get things done. I’ve never seen a man worked as hard as him. Yet, he does it in a stoic fashion like he’s never tired. And he knows just what to do in almost any given situation. To me, Father Wolf is my role model.

Father’s Day is a time where we love and honor the men in our lives who have been there for us through thick and thin. I know dads get a bad rap in today’s trash TV-driven mainstream media, particularly black dads. But as another Father’s Day approaches – this will sound cliche, but it’s still true – we shouldn’t just reserve one day to show our fathers how much we appreciate them. I know this is something people say during the holidays, but it’s true.

I don’t have any cubs of my own. If I did, I would not only take care of them and be responsible for them, but I will show them lots of love like a father’s supposed to do. And I know (not think, but KNOW) there are plenty of dads out there doing their thing.

To all dads out there, I say thanks and Happy Father’s Day.

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16 thoughts on “Quick Thoughts: Father’s Day

  1. ..Awww, I just adore hearing about how much obviously loved and admired your dear Father ‘Wolf! As you stated earlier, there are certainly more than a few great dedicated pop’s out there who are always supportive of their lil’ cubs, no matter what come their way! I know that if you ever do have some, for sure you will be one of the most kindest, funny, and smartest dads those kids would ever have the pleasure of knowing. Happy Father’s Day (to present, and future dads) that are committed to raising, caring for, and most of all loving their children!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Happy Father’s to Papa Wolf, he has a great (CUB) in the person of Brotha Wolf. You are blessed to have your dad still here. I miss mine. He was wonderful. When i was feeling bad about myself as a young teen, he introduced Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman” poem to me. That is a great gift for a father to give his daughter. I cherish that.

    1. I miss mine too. it pisses me off how fatherhood for black men is most of the time ONLY reflected by the neglected. I grew up with a father so I know that’s b.s. but congrats to Papa Wolf and you will make a great daddy wolf someday.

  3. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads, present and future!

    I’m glad you have a great Dad, Brothawolf! I miss mine, too. He passed six years ago. My father was a Baptist minister, so I learned of morality from him. He always taught us right from wrong. For example, he would get after us for watching movies with too much cussing!

  4. I know you won’t publish this, but this Father’s Day post is just beautiful. Very heart-warming and moving. I’d love to see more positive, upbeat things like this form you!

    1. Regardless of what you and FourSquare think of me, I’m not as bad of a person you may think I am. I thank both of you for your kind comments, and I wish you both a Happy Father’s Day.

      1. I never thought you were a bad person. You and I disagree on some things, but I’ve never thought you were a bad person. That might be a good thing for you to consider too. Here’s one of the nicest Father’s Day posts I’ve ever read, and it’s at your nemesis’s site. http://praetori.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/dads-day/ You might take your own words to heart! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I echo my good friend viewer’s sentiments, Brotha Wolf. This kind of positive writing suits you. It’s good to hear stories of sons who are close to their fathers. Mine was a saint. A really good, kind, decent, patient man, and I was not a good enough son to appreciate him before he passed away. It’s my biggest life regret. I’m glad you still have your father and you can still tell him you appreciate him. Good for you.

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