Hello, Sonya –
Father’s Day has been a hard concept for me to imbibe, foreign in its meaning. Father, as a significant part of parenthood, is alive in every breath. To carve out 24hrs in a year to celebrate, a part of parenthood seemed superficial, ceremonial and unnecessary to me. Cultural baggage of rural India bestowed that rigidity on my thought.
Time and place have contrived to accommodate another dimension of love in this inflexible mind. Love is innate to every heartbeat, but a designated day can help highlight those emotions.
Traditionally, father is a guide, mentor, provider and role model for kids.
Truth be told, beneath all that façade of strength and inaccessibility, he aspires only to be a friend.
That’s the Father’s Day present a father awaits.