Missing Out


One father shares how he misses out on the day-to-day activities of his children’s lives.


“It was a tremendous feeling of loss for me. Even more so, it was a tremendous regret. To think about what it’s like when children first get up in the morning and they’re kind of sleepy-eyed and to give them a big hug and a kiss to be with them at the end of the day and to have dinner with them on a regular basis. The ability to just “have” all the little thing.

“The opportunities to express love and to give them a hug and to smile and ask them a question….just to be interested in what is going on in their everyday school lives, and all the little school programs that they’ve done that I wasn’t able to fly in for that were happening all the time. I always felt a tremendous sense of loss and that hurt.”

As shared on Fatherwork


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