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  1. Nicky
    June 20, 2016

    Happy Fathers Day Talon. We love your blog. You & Tigger are such a wonderful match. Some children are yours whether they are born to you or not. You are the other side of the world, if I was there & knew you better I’d bake for you. Instead, try this, my son’s current favourite http://chelseawinter.co.nz/chocolate-brownies/
    🙂

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    • Talon Windwalker
      June 20, 2016

      Thank you! She definitely is my child. 😉

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  2. Ali
    June 18, 2014

    Talon, this is such a beautiful post! Happy Father’s Day to you! It always breaks my heart to read about the horrible things in your past, but I am so incredibly happy you were able to see all of it for what it was and make sure to go the opposite way. So many people tend to follow in their parents’ footsteps – those who have been abused become abusers, those who have been harshly criticized become critical. But you Became the opposite of your experiences, became a better, stronger person for it, and you’re raising your son to be an incredible man someday. You’re both so lucky to have each other.

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    • Talon Windwalker
      June 18, 2014

      Thanks, Ali! I agree we are both incredibly lucky to have each other. Definitely a good fit. 😉

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  3. Jenna
    June 16, 2014

    I really enjoyed reading this and found myself nodding at the ways in which you have chosen to raise your child, which very much remind me of the ways I use, too. I definitely encourage my kids to follow their own paths, be kind, and be comfortable with who they are while showing love for others. I also strongly agree with your statement that we can never appreciate what our parents did for us until we become parents. Becoming a parent completely changed my outlook on my own parents.
    Happy Father’s Day!!

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    • Talon Windwalker
      June 16, 2014

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it and could relate so well.

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  4. mo
    June 16, 2014

    Lovely – HAPPY FATHERS DAY Talon 🙂 Made me get a bit misty eyed too reading this:) hope you treated yourself to a nice glass of something?! Cheers!

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  5. Heidi@LearnPlayGive
    June 16, 2014

    Happy Father’s Day! Thank goodness for fathers like you. You guys make all of our lives better!

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  6. Jessie Voigts
    June 16, 2014

    Talon, I love this. Bravo to your wonderful parenting – I know Tigger is one lucky guy! And happy father’s day – thank you for your inspiration and friendship! <3

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  7. Patti
    June 15, 2014

    Happy Father’s Day, Talon!

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  8. Cat of Sunshine and Siestas
    June 15, 2014

    You and the boy have a beautiful relationship, and I think you’re lucky to have one another! My dad worked a lot when I was a kid, so I’m definitely enjoying having him around more these days! I would have been oblivious to the day, too, but I joined the Facebook bandwagon – Father’s Day is always on March 19th here! I’ll still have my kids celebrate their dad twice, because I know he’ll be a great father when the time comes!

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  9. Jen Sparks
    June 15, 2014

    I cannot begin to put into words how moving I found this post to be. As you pointed out so eloquently, being a father is so much more than a biological link or a nickname. You and Tigger sound like an amazing duo and he is so lucky to have you for a dad.

    Happy Father’s Day!

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  10. Dyanne@TravelnLass
    June 15, 2014

    Good-NESS but he’s getting to be quite the young lad, Talon!

    Silly Hallmark holiday or no, it’s good that we are reminded to pause and celebrate our dear, fathers. My own dear Pops has been gone a fair number of years now, and I miss him still…

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  11. Sindy Elamrani
    June 15, 2014

    What a wonderful article Talon. As a single parent I understand what you are talking about and it is not always easy but in the long run, the good times over shadow the other times. My sons are now 24 and 26 years old and I am so lucky to have been able to see them grow into very good young men, as you will do the same.

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  12. Aleah | SolitaryWanderer.com
    June 15, 2014

    Happy father’s day, Talon! Based on what I’ve read on your blog, I think you’re doing a great job raising Tigger. Your posts make me want to adopt myself, and that’s saying a lot as I know having a kid will completely change your lifestyle!

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