One of my favourite parts of Le Misérables -1998’s film adaptation- is when Fantine is telling Jean Valjean that Cosette has no father. Jean Valjean so tenderly replies: The Lord will be her father.When I think about it I want to cry, right now, while writing this, I’m almost crying.
I grew-up without a father. My parents divorced when I was about 3 months. While I know who my father is, I’ve never seen him. I grew-up with my mum and grandparents and I was very happy. My granddad, my dear Avi, has always loved me so much, and I’ve loved him so much too. He is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. But he was my Avi, he’s never tried to be my father. When I was about 11 years old, I got a step-father, a very nice man who has always loved me very much. But he wasn’t my father and he didn’t try to be either. I’m not sure I wanted to have a father when I was a kid; I didn’t know what it was or meant at all, so I never yearned for one. It was not until I was much older that I started to wonder what would it be to have a father.
Since this January 2015 I’ve become an active member of my local Parrish. This has filled me with so much love and happiness that it’s hard to explain. It is not until now that I’ve fully realized and felt that I’ve always had a father. Just like Jean Valjean said, the Lord has always been my father.