Happy Mother’s Day, Dad: Are single dads the new moms?

Should single dads get Mother's Day(www.TheSingleMomClub.com) – As Mother’s Day approaches, some people aren’t feeling excited at all. Whether their mother is gone or a nasty custody battle has left the family dynamics in shambles, Mother’s Day can be a very tough day.

Many women who are domestic violence survivors have are finding themselves losing custody of their children to the very person who abused them. It’s becoming an epidemic. The trend is bolstered by family court corruption that puts grants for children ahead of the best interst of the child.

There’s even campaigns from some political groups to celebrate dads as mothers. Here’s what one dad had to say about having people wish him a “Happy Mother’s Day.”

“Strangely, I feel like a mother more often and more deeply than I feel like a father,” said Dwight Wolter. “My guess is that will change as my son grows older. I have received many Mother’s Day cards through the years. I have even received Father’s Day cards (though, strangely, not as many as Mother’s Day cards). I have tried to be a good father and a good mother. I have tried to put a grateful and positive spin on this situation; telling myself that I am doubly blessed, like having two birthdays each year. But the fact is that while becoming a mother my labor pains were excruciating and lasted over a year. But become a mother I did,” he said.

Rev. Dwight Lee Wolter is the author of Forgiving Our Parents (Hazelden) and other books. He is the pastor of the Congregational Church of Patchogue (Long Island) New York. He blogs at dwightleewolter.com

 

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