What It Means To Have No Father Figure on Father’s Day

It’s the day after Father’s Day, 2020 and nothing monumental has happened.

I sent out text messages to the appropriate people in my life to share pleasantries. My brother had my niece 2 years ago, that’s one. My mom is engaged to a man who entered my life only a few short years ago who has children of his own, that’s two. I reconnected with my dad in May after a year and…