My father left this earth when I was just shy of 7. Until my mom remarried to my (now) Dad 6 years later, we never celebrated Father’s Day. The first one without my dad, my Mom had me and my siblings sing at church so instead of awkward pity conversations, people were telling us how well we did (smart move Mom 😗). I also remember one year bringing home a paper that your dad was supposed to sign and asking God to put His signature there and promising that if He did I wouldn’t tell or show anyone - I obviously would have 😂. But don’t cry for me Argentina, because where this situation could have befriended shame and despair, there was freedom and joy instead. Along with my incredible Mom, I had AMAZING grandparents, family members, and men from our community who poured into my life and our family. Small things made a huge difference and most people probably won’t even know the impact their words and time had. .
So today — to the men at every stage who are compassionate, strong, present, and resilient. To my Grandpa, Dad, Nate, and to you, Happy Father’s Day. ❤️ #loveyourordinary #findinabox #thefindlab #fuji400h #ishootfujifilm #teamschwenk #aftonmercylynn #charlottefilmphotographer #charlottephotographer #charlottlefamilyphotographer #fathersday