This Father’s Day had me reflect on the relationship I have with my father. I would like for it to be better. I know it takes two people to make a relationship work, but when your Father has long absences out of your life it is up to him to court you. Those are powerful works stated by T.D. Jakes that resonate so true.
No Longer A Child
My father and I have to build a new relationship now that I am an adult. I am no longer a child and he needs to get to know the woman I have grown to be. The biggest obstacle that we face is my father forgiving himself. I have already forgiven him, but when you do not know how to forgive yourself you are stuck in limbo.
No parent is perfect and as I get older I realize that if you are taught better you do better. For some of our parents, no one taught them and the people in their circle also did not guide them in the right direction.
So, for this Father’s Day, I put into the universe that my father would have the courage to forgive himself. Once he unshackled himself from the pain of guilt he can start to rebuild relationships with his children.