In Spite Of My Father by Foye Adedokun
The True Life Story of a Daddy-less Girl

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Having a father is good because it makes you feel belonging. You know that whether accidental or deliberate, you can point to the man who brought you to this world. Having a daddy is better because it makes you feel loved, cared for and cared about. I happen to belong to the first group and I'm grateful that at no time did I ever doubt who my earthly father was. But as time went on, feelings of anger and resentment pushed me to hate my father because, till the day he died, he was never available to be my daddy. I never enjoyed that thing called "Daddy's Love." But today, I can honestly tell you that while it is good to have an earthly father, and while it is even better to have a daddy, nothing compares to having God and His Son Jesus as Lord and Savior. He's the only One who not only bears like a Father but also cares like a Daddy. And looking back over the years of pain and heartache that I experienced because of my father's failure to be my daddy, I now realize that my life was never and will never be about the man who brought me to this world. But it will always be about the Lord who, IN SPITE OF MY FATHER, has brought me thus far and filled my heart with His everlasting love.

About Foye Adedokun

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Foye Adedokun, a native of Nigeria, is the last of her mother’s five children.   At an early age in life, she knew there was something different about her family. She saw things around her that pointed to a lack in her life, a lack she could not clearly define until much later in life, when she finally understood that though she had a father, she lacked a daddy.                                                                         For years, she bottled her resentment and hated to talk about it. But today, over four decades later, Foye decided it was time she let it all out. Long after the death of her father, she realized she needed to release and forgive the man who brought her to this world but never gave her the chance to call him, “Daddy.” Foye holds a Bachelor's degree in History from one of the best Universities in her country. In 1986, she got married to Tade Adedokun and they are blessed with two boys, Toyin, and Tayo and a girl, Tobi. She's the author of the faith inspiring book: Attributes of a working faith. (Authorhouse, 2004; ISBN 9781418421561.)  Apart from her writing career, she’s also a library assistant at Lane College. Her husband, an Associate Professor of Biology teaches in the same College in Jackson, Tennessee.
Published May 22, 2007 by AuthorHouse. 264 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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