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Sunday, June 21, 2009


Happy Father's Day.

ah Brett. did I know this about you and that's why I followed your blog? My mother died when I was 11 - and your story is similar to mine in the way we carried forward not recognizing the loss (or refusing to see) until we see it now as we enter that parental role ourselves. Very deep experience. Often I consider it the largest etch in my portrait.

I think you will find yourself being the dad that your children need, and often the dad that you needed as well. This will serve you.

Happy Father's Day to you!

Thanks Amy!

Kate: I don't think I knew about your loss; I'm sorry you had the mirror experience to my own. Thanks for your kind words!

Hi Brett, I'm really late commenting on this post. Like you, I had no male role models growing up. I try to be that for my kids, especially my son. When he asks me questions that are outside my realm of experience, I also turn to sources such as blogs, books, and even TV shows for the answers. I trust that both my kids are going to have an easier time growing to adulthood than I did. Not as many bumps in the road.

It's sometimes so hard to figure this dad stuff out. But I never give up. And I hope I'm doing the right thing.

I always have two thoughts going through my head: "Gotta keep going," and "Hope I'm not f--ing up my kids too much!"

i went to the same school as patrick. i remeber those girls from my school who wrote in. they were white trash...i always felt so bad for them.

d suspending the rules. Normall I don't let the kids dismantle the entire living room to make a series ofasdf fort tunnels, but that's what happened for three days in a row last weekend.

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