POSITION: Dad, Daddy, Dada, Pa, Papa
term, team players needed, for challenging permanent work in an often
chaotic environment. Candidates must possess excellent communication
and organizational skills and be willing to work variable hours, which
will include evenings and weekends and frequent 24 hour shifts on call.
Some overnight travel required, including trips to primitive camping
sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments in far away
cities! Travel expenses not reimbursed. Extensive courier duties also
rest of your life. Must be willing to be hated, at least temporarily,
until someone needs $10. Must be willing to bite tongue repeatedly.
Also, must possess the physical stamina of a pack mule and be able to
go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat in case, this time, the
screams from the backyard are not someone just crying wolf. Must be
willing to face stimulating technical challenges, such as small gadget
repair, mysteriously sluggish toilets and stuck zippers. Must screen
phone calls, maintain calendars
and coordinate production of multiple homework projects. Must have
ability to plan and organize social gatherings for clients of all ages
and mental outlooks. Must be willing to be indispensable one minute, an
embarrassment the next. Must handle assembly and product safety testing
of a half million cheap, plastic toys, and battery operated
devices. Must always hope for the best but be prepared for the worst.
Must assume final, complete accountability for the quality of the end
product. Responsibilities also include floor maintenance and janitorial
work throughout the facility.
POSSIBILITY FOR ADVANCEMENT & PROMOTION:
Your job is to remain in the same position for years, without
complaining, constantly retraining and updating your skills, so that
those in your charge can ultimately surpass you.
None required unfortunately. On-the-job training offered on a continually exhausting basis.
WAGES AND COMPENSATION:
Get this! You pay them!! Offering frequent raises and bonuses. A balloon payment
is due when they turn 18 because of the assumption that college will
help them become financially independent. When you die, you give them
whatever is left. The oddest thing about this reverse-salary scheme is
that you actually enjoy it and wish you could only do more.
no health or dental insurance, no pension, no tuition reimbursement, no
paid holidays and no stock options are offered; this job supplies
limitless opportunities for personal growth and free hugs for life if
you play your cards right.
of you may be giggling right now as you read the "job description"
above for fathers. I know I myself chuckled in agreement when reading
it ... fathers are such a blessing
in the lives of their children!! My brother and I have the most
amazing dad on the planet.
My dad fixed my hair-dryer (among
other things) so many times, he still calls me "mechanically
challenged"! He built theater sets for my brother from the moment
Johnny stepped on the stage and is still today my brother's favorite
fan. My son and his dad kicked so many soccer balls and hunted so many duck,
we lost count early on. Positive male role models are vital to our
childhood as well as to our adulthood.
When reading the job description above, I felt empathy for
the fathers who may have missed out of the day-to-day interactions with
their sons or daughters, due to: divorce, job placement, children born
out of wedlock, remarriage, etc. To think that a young boy would miss out on father/son adventures or a teen girl might not have an in-house
repairman, is beyond my comprehension. Thanks Dad... for continuing to
be our favorite "cheer/yell leader"!
And what about the dads who may
have missed out on the lives of their living children completely? They left out of fear. Or were secluded by family. Maybe it was their choice...maybe the choice of others. Each story is
We need to commend each and
every man that has stepped up or stepped-in, when others, stepped-out. It takes a
very special man to be a "Daddy".... especially to a child that isn't
biologically related. Fathers who adopt children are true heroes in my heart. Kudos to the
thousands of men who parent another man's child!
But what about the dads' whose children are in Heaven? Maybe they've lost
a child to abortion or miscarriage. Maybe a child was stillborn. They
are missing out too!
those of you who are missing unborn sons and daughters... There may be
a huge hole in your heart. We are sorry for your loss. We value and
treasure your children in Heaven, and pray that you too, will honor
Thanks again to the millions of fathers across our nation, and
beyond, who are so crucial in the lives of children everywhere! Although your job description may be a challenging one, your gift of guidance, discipline and encouragement is priceless!
Blessings... and Happy Father's Day to ALL Fathers!
...Especially our Papa!
We love you Dad,
Stacy L. Massey
If you, or someone you know, might be hurting from an abortion experience (male or female) there is help at: Abortion Recovery CARE Directory
Photo above: Stacy with her Daddy, John, 1964 in Belmont Shore, CA and 2009 at Two Harbors, Catalina Island