A Tribute to the Role of Father

Still married to his wife at the time of my conception, I don’t remember one visit, phone call, or card from my biological father growing...

A Tribute to Lawrence Lewis

Knowing that you have a safety net to catch you is a different kind of feeling  It’s a concrete kind of confidence emboldening the lens...

A Tribute to Eddie Harrell, Sr.

What does a tribute to my father look like? It starts with a decade of love and relationship development to have the experience with your...

A Tribute to Rudel

In a very technical sense, a father is the male parent of a child. However, being a father is much more than technicalities. Excellent...

A Tribute to George Barnette

⁣ As I sat across from the strange man, all I heard was a blurred mix of clichés and familiar phrases. This grief counselor was feebly...

A Tribute to Dr. Hugh Derby

My dad was an exceptional man and I was, and am, so proud to be his daughter. He was a physician who dabbled in woodworking. He traveled...

A Tribute to Marc Higdon

As kids of divorce, I think you can go one of two ways. You either want nothing to do with marriage or you have all these ideas about how...

A Tribute to Oliver

As I sat down to write this, the words would not come as easily as I expected. I discovered my relationship with my father is more...

A Tribute to Johan Blok

My parents both left Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and studied at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands where they met, learned a new...

A Tribute to Will

This Father’s Day season, I have an unusual joy. Having lost my own dad 7 years ago, it’s typically been a day of grief and pain. But...

A Tribute to Alfred Clayborne

You have just received what is possibly the worst news of your life. Your incredible and devoted wife of 21 years, mother to your 9...

A Tribute to Jeff Kinrich

“I don’t want to be one of those guys,” my husband said to me. “I want to be home for dinner with our kids, every night.” We didn't have...

A Tribute to Dr. Wilbert D. Hawkins

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore— While I nodded,...

A Tribute to my Nephews

I have four nephews, three of whom are fathers.  Well, not only fathers but outstanding,  fathers.  It is hard for me to make the...

A Tribute to David Ball

A thousand grains of sand… Those words best describe what my father has been for me – every day before school when the small lessons and...

A Tribute to Harold Stevenson

If I had to guess my father’s love language growing up, I would say it was quality time. He would spend time with me and others with care...

A Tribute to Derek Tullis Sr.

I've been married for 26 years and have three sons with my husband,  Derek Tullis Sr.  Our boys are all grown now but they are very much...