I was (and am) blessed with a wonderful father. I have always known that he loved me very much. I have many happy childhood memories of him playing with me, taking us on family vacations, and so on. I am thankful that my parents live nearby and we are able to see them often.
But today, I am sad for my children, who have not been as fortunate. Chris was a great dad for many years. And I am thankful for that. I know that my older children do have good memories with him. But this is the 6th Father’s Day since Chris decided that he didn’t want to be part of our family any more. Emily has virtually grown up without a daddy. The others have been through milestones, graduations, and holidays never hearing from him. He hasn’t even been in the U.S. in 2 1/2 years. I see my children’s pain and my heart breaks for them. I doubt if any of our four children will even contact their dad this Father’s Day.
I still pray daily that my husband’s heart will be turned back to God and to his family.