ILLUMINATION
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ILLUMINATION

My Dad Took Care of Me

Because my mom didn’t

Author’s photo with my father

Every year on Father’s Day I find it hard to push memories of my father away from my thoughts. Not that I want to. I mean, it would seem normal and natural that one would think of their dad on Father’s Day, even if they didn’t at other times.

I’m sure everyone who had a loving relationship with their father thinks they had a great dad, but mine truly was something else. Even…

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Mandy McElroy

Mandy McElroy

I left an almost 40 year unhappy marriage. One daughter cut me out of her life, and that of her children due to my actions. I write about that hurt and more.