First, I hope all of you Fathers out there had a great day yesterday with your families.
I had a great day with my wife and daughter, but I would like to share my experience with my dub mother and unbelieving dad yesterday.
I met my mom and dad at my cousin's home whose wife recently had surgery. My mom and dad spent the day with them preparing sunday's meal and meals for the next few days. As a side note my cousin was a dub in his teens but he left the Borg at 16, because he wanted a normal life.
Anyway, I gave my dad his father's day gift, the first time I had ever given him a fathers day gift on Father's day. He was deeply moved. Since I was raised a dub, we never celebrated holidays, even though I have given him gifts over the years for holidays, I never specified that they were for a holiday.
He had tears in his eyes as he accepted the gift.
This got me thinking how unfair it is to the unbelieving partner when the children are raised as dubs. I noticed my mom didn't show any response to the gift and I think she was secretly envious of the gesture.
How many of you never celebrated holidays with your unbelieving parent or relative?
Since leaving the borg, have you begun to engage in giftgiving / celebrating holidays with your relatives?
Now this is really sad, I don't know my dad's exact birthday - it seems like it was never mentioned in my home, are there any of you out there who do not know the exact birthday of a close relative?