This Sunday, it's Father's Day. I guess for most people, this is a happy day - a day to celebrate having a wonderful dad, and showing your appreciation for all he's done. For people like me, it's a very painful day.
It seems as though everywhere I turn, there are painful reminders that I don't have a dad. He's not dead, but he's not in my life. And when he was in my life, it wasn't something to be celebrated because he hurt me in ways no father ever should. I still love my dad, and that makes things like Father's day hurt all the more I suppose. He's still my dad, even though he's not, if you know what I mean?
There seems to be a trend on places like Facebook these days, where people post things 'in honour' of certain things relevant to upcoming holidays or special days. Today I saw this: