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My Self Made Mother: My Father

As my mother asks me what I want for lunch today, I realize how blessed I am to have her. I have never known my father, not ever. I grew up with a single mother, who is also my father, my friend and a lot more than what I think my father could've ever been to me. 'Father's day' to me, means a lot less than it does to most of the people out there. But I didn't realize this until I was at an age where I could, and that's because of who my mother really is, and how much she's been present in my life. She's been single for 28 years now. It's been just her, and I, and I wish she had a lot more to show for her life than just the struggles she's gone through to take care of me. Not a lot of men could have had the grit to get through the tough times, that my mother has gotten through, and still be a pillar to my life. So don't be disheartened if you don't have a father. But look for the father figures you may have in your life, and thank them for being there for you. 'Cause no person is 'self-made', 'cause everybody has that one person they've relied on, drawn from, and looked up to as they threaded through their phases of life. Be grateful for those people, 'cause you're really blessed to have them.

~ By Wadiha Hasan

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