Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

Father's Day songs

I never felt compelled to write a Father Day’s post on my blog. My father didn’t raise me so I never really felt a connection to this special day. My dad left when I was four years old. He told me he was going to the grocery store and for about a year I looked for him in the homes of family friends. Anytime the doorbell ranged, I ran to the door thinking it was my father. In time I was told that he moved to Ghana for good. I reunited with him in Ghana the summer of 97 when I was nine years old. My loving feelings towards him had drastically changed and I felt like I was staring at a stranger. I did not know this man nor could I connect with him. For years I did not like or respect my dad. I harbored tremendous resentment towards him. I didn’t even think a father was necessary because my mom was a single parent doing everything by herself. My father never contributed emotionally or financially to our upbringing so for a long time I didn’t see the purpose of a father. However, as I grew into womanhood I began to see that a father is necessary. Even though my father was not there for me and I never got the apology I believe my mom, my siblings and I deserve; I am grateful for my heavenly father, my mom and my brothers. I have also decided to forgive and love my father despite what he was not. I am grateful for his life and his health because he’s had various health issues these past few years. I am happy that despite him not being there, my brothers are present fathers to my nieces and nephews. My heart is full because we’re all alive and well. God is indeed good and always in control.

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! Below are my fav Father’s Day songs 🙂


Will Smith – Just The Two Of Us


Luther Vandross – Dance With My Father

Thanks for reading

~Amma Mama

2 Comments
  • Ronah Jardine
    June 19, 2016

    Hi Amma. Thank you for being honest about your dad. A lot of children go through this same experience so I’m sure someone that reads this will be uplifted and find it in their hearts to be forgiving. We thank God for his loving kindness and how he father’s us despite the fact that we have father’s that are not present.
    God bless you

    • ammamama
      June 19, 2016

      Hi Ronah,
      AMEN! Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment. I appreciate your kind words. May God bless you as well 🙂

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