My emotions about Father's Day have changed throughout the past few years. For the first two Father's Days, I was married to my husband and loved having a day to celebrate his relationship with our son. After the traumatic collapse of our marriage and family, I had a difficult time on Father's Day. I spent it mourning what my son had lost. I knew at that time that his father would never be able to be a healthy part of his life, and I mourned the fact that my son would not grow up with a dad. However, over the past two or three years I have found myself feeling thankful to the men in my life who serve as role models to my son. They show him that there are great men out there and give him something to aspire to.
That is something to be thankful for!