Not until I became a mother was I exposed to fatherhood first-hand.
Having grown up without my father or any consistent male figures,
Father's Day was always just another day for me to reflect on life
without. Each year I would try to convince myself that, "You can't
miss what you never had," but even as a youth I understood that
what I secretly yearned for all those years was actually an intricate
aspect of my being that had been negated, neglected & unacknowledged
my entire life.
Unfortunately, in this day & age, we live in a society that accepts
the fact that many are growing up fatherless. But as a people who
claim to know the value of the black male, we must continue to support
& encourage our brothers to reach their full potential in all that
they achieve, especially fathering.
IN THE KNOW would like to honor all of the men who proudly accept
their roles as life-long parents. Thank you for your examples and
your dutiful contributions.
5 years ago