A few years ago I asked our forum members to submit their thoughts and feelings about fathers. I received many heartfelt responses - both about good fathers and fathers the readers didn't even know existed. Here are a couple of my favorites:
"I remember mostly good things about my Dad - he was devoted to my mom and it was clear that he loved her dearly - when he died a few years ago - they had been married for 63 years. So, I consider his greatest gift to me that he taught me how to love someone - openly and respectfully. He was openly affectionate with my mom and us children and was a jovial, funny man." ~ Southernroots
"I think most men do not realize how important a part they are in children's lives, what an influence they have on shaping a lot of basic values and lessons for life. And what it does when they leave and do not invest any time in their child's(ren) lives." ~ quinnandellie
Add your thoughts to this article, Father Son and Father Daughter Relationships - An Important Connection for Children through the link to the forum above or in the comments section below.
Photo: My husband and daughter on our 2005 family vacation. I'm blessed to have a husband invests a lot of his time and energy into our children. © Carrie Craft