Sunday Poser # 33 – Father’s Day

Welcome back to week 32 of Sunday Poser.

Today is Father’s Day.

Fathers can be our heroes or they could teach us how not to be.

My question today is;

Is your father your hero or was he someone who taught you not to be like him?

I have mentioned in my previous posts that my father was the most wonderful man I’ve ever known. He was a very kindhearted man who was concerned about everyone around him. The qualities that I loved about him were his honesty, his humbleness, and his love for his family.

He was my hero in the truest sense of the word. He instilled many great values in his children and I try to follow in his footsteps.

Was your father your hero as well?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section.



52 thoughts on “Sunday Poser # 33 – Father’s Day

  1. Mine was mostly the latter at the time he was alive, but he did teach me to love photography and we had some good times. I have lots of good memories when I don’t have him around freshly hurting my feelings and upsetting me. I’m glad I had a father, and to be fair, he was only 25 when he started. Who knows what they are doing when they are young?

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      1. True that. Vince and I were discussing it this morning. I don’t think he was abusive looking back, but going through child always has its moments.


          1. For sure. I’m glad I don’t have to work back through everything but I’m not bitter or unhappy or blaming him as I used to do. What I accomplished in my life, I worked hard to do so, and I developed the self-confidence I lacked through the years.

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  2. My bio-father disappeared from my life when I was 3 years old. He remarried and had 2 other children. He recently contacted me, but he is a stranger, and out of kindness I do email him occasionally.

    My mother was married to a man who chose, and continues to choose, to be my Dad. They were only together during my teens, but our relationship has lasted to this day.

    My bio-father’s disregard hurt me immensely when I was a child, but I have forgiven him and hold no grudges. I only communicate with him for HIS sake. He is a stranger to me, as I wrote before.

    I have very fond memories of the time spent with my Dad (step-father). He gave me everything I’d missed from a father. He’s not great at writing, and neither of us enjoy phone conversations, so our communication is sporadic these days, but the love and the bond is still there. It’s rare to find a step-father who continues the relationship after the end of the marriage, especially if the children are older, and the marriage was relatively short. In my observations anyway.

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    1. A dad is a person who becomes the father you need. I’m glad you have good relationship with your step-dad. I feel people who abandon their children are indeed unfortunate. They reject a treasure being offered to them. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. Hugs my friend

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  3. I was privileged to have my Dad as my father. He wasn’t perfect, but he was fair, reliable, and I loved him dearly. I wrote a post entitled Daddy’s Little Girl, and consider it one of the best I’ve ever written.

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  4. My Dad was a very quiet man. He didn’t talk a lot but guided us by his example. He loved nature and the beauty all around him, whether animals, flowers, people, whatever. He loved animals and could not abide any ill treatment of any beast or winged being. His actions spoke much louder than words ever could have. He died many years ago but left us a legacy of gentleness and care of nature that lives on in his children, grandchildren and now great grandchildren.

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  5. My father, not a hero at all! He was a horrible role model nor was he anyone I would think anyone would aspire to be. It is a sad fact but that is my experience. Sorry to not anything of value to your question, Sadje.

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    1. Thanks Susi for sharing your thoughts! I know some people like that. They at least teach us how not to be. It’s a lesson of a kind too. I’m sorry that you had a parent who didn’t appreciate you. It’s his loss.

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    1. Like all humans, fathers also have good and bad points. I’m glad that you have come to terms with the negative and appreciate the positive. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Sonali

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  6. My father was definitely my hero. He taught me so many lessons and what a good man looks like. In teaching me all of this I have a wonderful I can call my hero as a husband. friend and father of my children.

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  7. My dad worked an overnight shift most of my childhood, but he was always there to take us to school and picked us up on bad days. He always tucked us in to bed before he would go to work. He was a great man and I grew even closer to him later in life. I would definitely say he was a hero.

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