Present or absent, we can't say, all we knew was we had a Dad. He was here and there trying to make a living, ensuring all finances were taken care of.
The second and the last time was when he handed over my hand in marriage.
You ensured we were okay, but there was always a void Mama's love couldn't fill regardless of how hard she tried.
My Uncle, Brothers, and Male friends couldn't fill the void because our First Love was Missing.
We longed for something more than what you provide, something more than the Shelter, something money couldn't buy.
We longed for a FATHER'S PRESENCE; we wanted a FATHER'S LOVE.
Fathers, more than what you Provide: Your Presence matters, your Love matters, and your Compliment matters.
Don't be a stranger to your children.
10 Reasons Father-Daughter Relationships Are Important:
Fathers shape their daughters' self-esteem.
Fathers influence their daughters' body image.
Father-daughter bonds are correlated with academic abilities.
Fathers influence their daughters' behaviour.
Fathers impact their daughters' social traits.
Fathers show their daughters how women deserve to be treated.
Fathers can help determine their daughters' persistence.
Fathers help define future romantic relationships for their daughters.
Fathers help define their daughters' non-romantic relationships.
Fathers are role models for their daughters, whether they like it or not.