Hello, ladies, and happy New Year! I know it has been a while since you’ve heard from me personally, but hey, life happens. Trust me, I haven’t been idle. Since October, I’ve transitioned into pastoring (Whoa, did I just say that?) and the role, of course, comes with responsibilities that take away from the “free time” I used to have. Therefore, I’ve had to do some juggling and I’m learning how to balance former tasks with the new ones. But have no fear; I have not forgotten you.
I am wrapping up plans for 2019 and you’ll hear from me online and have opportunities to connect with me in person. Remember the dinner & dialogue I hosted the end of last summer? Many of you expressed interest in this event but were unable to attend because of schedule conflicts. Well, it’s coming back again late winter/early spring and I’m excited to meet and talk to more women on a topic related to being a fatherless daughter.
I know you were probably expecting me to share photos from last year’s event, but I didn’t because I respected the privacy of those who attended. We took photos but I understood from our dialogue that although some of the participants were ready to talk, they didn’t want everyone to know they were talking. Social media forces us to believe because an event is happening or has happened, we have to share it and let everyone know of its success or that we were present. Not so in this case.
However, you will hear from me soon about details for the next event and I hope you’ll join me, not to merely support me, friends, but because you are finally ready to deal with the ache. You’ve tried to put it behind you but if you hear your daddy’s name, something wells up inside of you. You are doing well professionally and you think because you are self-sufficient, you don’t need your father or his money. On the surface, those accomplishments may seem to be all that matter; however, what you may not understand is that your trust issues, low self-esteem, fear of abandonment, and feeling unloved or unworthy likely stem from not having your dad physically or emotionally in your life. It can be difficult to admit or even to notice, but inside so many women is a little girl who needs to open up about what happened or didn’t happen during her days of wearing ponytails and singing and clapping to Miss Mary Mack.
Let’s talk. You have about a month to convince yourself. Maybe on this tenth day of 2019, you’ll decide to deal with your daddy issues. It’s the perfect time to start a new journey.
If this is your first time reading my blog, welcome, and be sure to read previous posts and you will understand why I do what I do.