My Absent Father

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I'm a 39 yr old dad of three.  My 'dad' left us to go to help his mother, as she was unwell, when i was just months old.  I'm 40 in 10 months and he hasn't returned.  

 

Some conversations that i have had people have asked if i have missed him and i have to be honest, i cant miss something that i never really had.  The situation has affected the way i have arranged my life though.  It has made me determined to be there for my children and never leave them wondering where i am.  It is a shame as we are family orientated.

 

I have 4 other siblings (2 older 2 younger) and from we were young have always been relatively close in our daily lives.  My children do ask about their Granddad and i try to give them a straight and unbiased answer, but i am sure they see the disappointment on my face when we talk about him.  I have no intention in finding him or contacting him.  The only thing that plays out in my mind is that i may have other siblings that i have no knowledge of.  Maybe one day but not today.  

 

D.Forbes

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