Good-Bye Father

Good-Bye Father

Good-Bye Father

Good-bye, Father, the invisible contributor of my existence. Good-bye to the man I did not know and the world we never shared.

To the anger that kept you imprisoned and a silence that I never understood, I say, “good-bye.”

All my longing to love you, know you and share my life with you, I now bid good-bye.

To my children who played with you, to whom you tried to be a dad. I wondered why I was excluded from this privilege.

Did you see me only as a future bride? I wanted to be so much more.

You could have helped me be so much more, if only you knew how much I needed you.

To you, my father, a man who doubted himself, I say, “good-bye.”

I pray that the kingdom of God will make you feel safe enough to forget your masculinity, to embrace your humanity. I pray that the angels of life will dance around you in utter joy because you are now whole and free to be the person I always dreamed you to be.

From: Kiss Your Life... 365 Reasons to Love Who You Are

By: Ann Mody Lewis Ph.D.

Reason: 265 Page: 283

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