Due to my own Father passing away many years ago and the lack of a Father figure in my little family, this day no longer holds much significance.
I can imagine how it must feel for some families to celebrate Mother’s Day or Father’s Day in a home divided or where one parent has passed away. I admire families with dedicated, responsible fathers. I envy women who have had the good fortune to find a man, a mate who is faithful, kind and supportive, and who sticks around to help raise their children.
In the novel The Year of the Rabbit, we are introduced to Matthew Fletcher, father of Sera and her older siblings. Only a handful of people had been aware of Sera’s true paternity. After Marie passes away, her hidden letter of confession reaches Matthew via an unlikely messenger.
I like to think of Matthew Fletcher as an ideal husband and a good father. He was gentle and loving with his children. He was forgiving of his wife’s wild behavior. He performed honest work as a carpenter and cabinet maker. Read more here.
Here's wishing all the good fathers out there a wonderful Fathers’ Day. Enjoy the time with your family.
I invite you to read more excerpts from The Year of The Rabbit, a Novel About Fate, Family and Forgiveness.
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In the spirit of conserving resources and time, most content of this post has been recycled from an earlier one.