I call him "Dad". I even tell people he raised me. Although he was never any sort of legal foster parent, he has earned the right to be my daddy with his simple, stable presence in my life. I don't lie when I say what I say, but you all might not understand.
He says he wants me to be a pillar. Strong and stable. Level and dependable. He let me cry on his shoulder in gasping tears when the counsel of my family, friends, coworkers, boss, and other dear people and myself clashed and confused me. I thought I made a thousand mistakes and was a horrible failure. He said I was learning and was succeeding. Yes, he agreed, that there will come a day when my lessons will become mistakes and will no longer be acceptable but for now I just need to be keen attention to them.
Those of you who think I am not doing enough: I know my priorities.
Those of you who think I am too busy: I am building my future.
Those of you who think I am not spending my time wisely: I am striving to be balance
Those of you who think I am not being accountable to the right person: maybe you are not the right person, 'cause I know who I should tell about my life.
Any more questions? Feel free to let me know. I won't be offended but please don't come with FAQ.