ANONYMOUS STORY - THE IMPORTANCE OF FATHERHOOD
IN MEMORIAM OF MY FATHER: Calvin "Peter Black" Fret
Growing up, I really don't remember if I used to send you Father's Day cards when I would write to you in prison. I was still so young when my step father stopped allowing me to write you. I hope I made you something amazing and artistic.
When my brothers became Fathers was the first time I really cared about Father's Day. They're great fathers. I love that I have an example of that so close to home.
By the time we met, you were such a stranger. I love how our relationship got to flourish a bit. I wish we had more time. A little more time and maybe I would've been able to call you Dad, instead of Calvin or refer to you as my father instead of "The Pops".
Nevertheless the time we did have together warms my heart with the few memories we made. Now I finally have this new feeling about Father's Day. One that makes my heart smile. Father's Day is a time to remember you and celebrate you for who you were and the all the gifts you shared. Not the sitcom dad, just my perfectly imperfect Father. I love you. I miss you.