Being a Daddy

 

A heartwarming story from an adoring father. As this story shows, being a father occurs at different levels. Research is consistent in showing how fathers play a unique role in the cognitive, emotional, physical, and spiritual development of their child. 

 

I want to share something that means a lot to me this evening. It might not mean much to the parent who sees their child or children every day. Perhaps it will.
For the first time about one week ago, my son had a part of his toy ambulance stop working. The various siren sounds stopped working when any of the three buttons on top of the toy were pushed, but the lights would still flash when any of the buttons were pushed. My son, through merely observing his initial reaction, could tell there was no sound coming from his toy. He didn’t understand why there was silence present instead of sirens roaring.
Fast forward to tonight. After my son was picked up by his mother and I took care of a personal matter, I fixed his toy ambulance. It was an easy fix where even the most inept person in fixing things could have figured out the remedy. Silence be gone! Sirens be blasting!
The point is, I fixed one of my son’s toys for him tonight. I was dad helping out my boy, even though he wasn’t here to see it. I feel so much joy right now over something most may or even would deem as insignificant. It’s not to me. To me, it’s another piece of me being daddy to my boy. I love it, and my heart’s at peace and my eyelids are watery. If my son and I spent time with each other considerably more than the approximately 7.5% of the week we currently do, perhaps this wouldn’t be so poignant and sentimental to me.
The next time my son is over to spend time with me and I with him, he’ll notice the sounds blaring from his beloved toy ambulance. Whatever his initial reaction, I reminded myself tonight that no matter what any person or entity tells me verbally, through family court, etc, I’m ultimately more than a visitor to my son. He deserves equal time with both of his parents.
“To me, it’s another piece of me being daddy to my boy”.

#538 Being a Daddy

Shared by an adoring father, Jason Gearhart, fighting for equal shared parenting for all parents and children. Permission granted 9/25/2018 approx. 10: 09 p.m.

Advertisements

Father’s Day Artwork

 

A proud father shares artwork from their adoring child received on Father’s Day. The multiple hearts, medals and stars indicate a strong father-child bond. A heartwarming keepsake.   Babies love their daddy’s!  

See also post #453, 

 

#452, Father’s Day Artwork  

Shared by a proud father on a father’s rights group.  (Permission granted, 6/19/17, 7:02 p.m.)

.

Father’s Day Message

 

A father shares the loving message appearing on the inside of a Father’s Day card. A letter of love that any father would love to receive. This is definitely, something to treasure.  Absolutely adorable!  (Continued from Confession #452: Artwork on the front of the card appears in a previous post,#452, Father’s Day Artwork.)

 

 

#453, Father’s Day Message

Shared by a proud father on a father’s rights group.  (Permission granted, 6/19/17, 7:02 p.m.)

.

Happy On the Outside

Sometimes, someone may feel really down and sad and say they are fine. They may appear perfectly happy and content on the outside and act differently in front of everyone. This artist shares their innermost thoughts.  Every experience is different.  And, the way we feel one moment may not be the way we think in the next moment.  Things change. Please know people are available to help you.  Help is available 24-7. Please reach out to someone!

#571, Happy On the Outside

Suicide Rate

Suicide among parents of divorce is an important issue to address in all countries: “Every week 21 Australian fathers commit suicide as a result of child access issues, child support financial pressures, and unfair family court rulings following separation.  We need your help to change this.” Australian Brotherhood of Fathers http://www.theabf.com.au

#572, Suicide Rate

Australian Brotherhood of Fathers http://www.theabf.com.au

Pulled in Two Directions

 

This child is being pulled in two different directions.  Each parent is hanging on tightly. Notice how one parent seems to be pulling a little harder.  Children want to have both parents close by.  Children want to have a relationship with both parents.   Working together means the child has a reciprocating and loving relationship with each parent.  Support Equal Shared Parenting!

Child pic wood figure pulled m

 

Divorce by lexidh

# 570/230 http://lexidh.deviantart.com/art/Divorce-17369912

Kubo and the Monster

 

This very talented artist faces the ‘monster’ of divorce.  Excellent depiction of the emotional experiences of divorce from the child’s perspective. The artist shares: “As Kubo walked into the dark, gloomy cave, he suddenly heard a noise and swiftly turned around to it’s source, he looked but there was no one there, he turned back around and gazed at the sight of the monster ,The Monster of abandonment ,and despair, he swiftly grabbed his guitar and shamisen,and started to play.”

info about the art from the artist:
“Okay, the shadowy wolf thing its actually what I had to deal with in my elementary school years ,you see my elementary school years were not the best ,I had to face betrayal ,abandonment ,loneliness ,and my family now divorced ,and many other things ,but it wasn’t until jr. high that I met my friend ,which is now my friend even to today.”

#569/447, Kubo and the Monster

4/4/7

Deviant Art, Kub and the Monster by cookiedragon202

http://cookiedragon202.deviantart.com/art/Kubo-and-The-Monster-645096365

Categories: A Child’s View, Reality of Divorce, Impact on child