Dr. Laura
Dr. Laura, America's #1 Relationship Talk Radio Host
On: SiriusXM Triumph Channel 111
Call 1-800-DR LAURA (1-800-375-2872) 11am - 2pm PT
Letters From Listeners
My Dad Parented Someone Else's Child - Me
My Dad Parented Someone Else's Child - Me

I am referring to my "real" dad, the one who raised me. Not the bio-dad who bailed when I was 8.

I do not have his insane love for cleanliness and organization. I'm sure my hubby would love it if I did.

While I did learn Irish stubbornness from him, I also received a gift from him. Faith. He taught me to believe fiercely in the Lord. He also taught me that the Lord loves me, no matter what. As a corollary, he, my daddy, would love me regardless of any stupid choices I made. After years of fighting, as often happens in step-families, I knew he was my "soft place to land." He was very hard on me as a kid. As an adult and a parent of three I know it was because he knew I could do better. He had faith in me.

My mother is an amazing woman. She chose well the second time around. I will always be grateful for that. I just wish my daddy were still here to see my kids grow. Hopefully, the faith I have in my kids will serve to benefit his legacy. I miss him every day.

Many men would not be able to parent someone else's child. He rose to the task.


Tags: Faith, Father's Day, Motherhood-Fatherhood, Religion, Values
< Back to Letters From Listeners Archives
Make an Appointment
Stay Connected
or connect at a place below
Normal Gear
Latest Poll
How do you deal with a problem in a relationship?
Archives  |  Results
About Dr. Laura
E-mail of the Day
From Listeners
Audio & Video
YouTube Videos
Stay at Home
Simple Savings
Work at Home
Tip of the Week
Help & Support
Family Premium Help Center
Podcast Help
Contact Us
Terms of Use
© 2020 DrLaura.com. Take on the Day, LLC
Dr. Laura is a registered trademark of Take On The Day, LLC.
Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy
Powered By Nox Solutions