First Father's Day Without My Earthly Father — First Time For Me

But not really…

Dr. E.R. Báez
Quill & Quest
Published in
2 min readJun 16, 2024


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Today is Father's Day!

Fathers are supposed to be heroes of sorts…because fathers should be able to carry children as the picture shows!

So, happy Father's Day to you, if you are one!

But what if your father was not a hero to you, or worse yet, what if you are not being a hero to your child — children?

Do you still celebrate?

That's where I find myself today — asking whether I should celebrate!

Let me elaborate!

  • My wife and I have two beautiful baby girls
  • We raised them
  • We provided for them
  • They grew
  • And now, it appears they are leaving us…

Here is what my wife had to say:



Dr. E.R. Báez
Quill & Quest

Attorney E.R. Báez, MDiv, JD, Ph.D., is a published author who loves to inspire others! Dr. Báez helps former criminals become productive citizens of society.