Tea and Conversation 14: Fathers


Today I’m sharing a picture of a Mr. Tea mug I posted on my tea pin board, just because it made me laugh.

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Today in my meditation I’m thinking about Full Moon, and I’m writing about: Why fathers?

Are you familiar with the term, “she has daddy issues”? If you are, you know that this is not a good thing, but it’s also a bit exaggerated. Plenty of people in this day and age have issues with their fathers without it leading them into a- let’s say, a life with very few inhibitions.

I’ll be the first to admit that I too have issues when it comes to fathers. I was blessed to have a wonderful father growing up, and to this day, I’m still daddy’s little girl, but unfortunately he’s not my birth father. If you’d learned anything about me and my writing to this point, you probably know that my father issues and that of others have found a place in my writing. When it comes to tales of fathers, I think I get into a bit later on in my ECS, but for now, It’s Like the Full Moon, holds the monopoly.

In this story, I paint a picture of two very different fathers. One father is a great provider but not really much of anything else, and another father, though non-traditional, is a wonderful support and friend. I think what’s most important about these fathers that I depict is how their lives and behaviors help shape who their children have become. One son strives to make his father proud knowing it will never be enough, while another has based his entire ideal of love on the relationship his father had with his mother. It really makes you stop and question your own actions and views when you consider that what one person does can shape the life of someone else.

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Toi Thomas

I like reading, writing, cooking, dancing, movies, and music. I'm a big kid and choose to see the world in my own special way. Yes, I'm educated, but I haven't let that stop me from being who I want to be. I'm a wife, teacher, author, blogger, and more.