ANOTHER Father’s day is coming up, so it’s time to remember all the fathers who have lost their children.
The father who is told he was only used to provide a home and family and is no longer needed. The father who is phoned at work and told not to go home as he is no longer wanted.
The father who comes out of hospital to be told his marriage is over and his bags are packed. The father who arrives home from work
to find the house empty of furniture and family.
This is happening every day. Fathers are losing their children; some never see them again. For many men, the loss of their homes and children affects their whole lives. To find themselves on the outside of their family is awful and it’s the same for their children.
To lose their father in such a way is wicked. So many are led to believe their fathers have simply walked out; one woman even let her child think their father was dead.
Some women make it so difficult for fathers to see their children that they give up for their own sanity.
So this Father’s Day, think of these men, too. When you see them picking up their children from what was their home, give them a smile or a wave. They were like you once. LESLEY RICHARDS,