It is that time of the year again, children coming home from nursery and school with those precious cards made with love for that special person in their lives.
They maybe a bit crumpled or gluey but to the Dads who receive them they are priceless.
Off course there are hundreds of thousands of Dads whose hearts will be breaking as they won’t be receiving anything or even see their precious little ones.
It is so hard for the children as well, all their classmates are happily making these cards and they either make one and pretend or they make it for someone else, no child should be denied this act of love.
Those who alienate children are cruel, they do not ever think of how their actions are affecting their children, their children love both their parents and just want to have them both in their lives.
There will also be some grandfathers who won’t receive a card from their adult children because of family fall out.
We are parents first, our children mean the world to us, we spend years and years supporting and encouraging our children, the children were born from love, but all too easily that can change.
More often than not we find ourselves in this awful place not even knowing why.
We all have family members that we don’t get on with very well, but we would never treat them with the contempt that some choose to show now.
The children when older will never forgive those who have caused this emotional abuse, they will and do turn against the perpetrators, there is never any winners in this.
To all Dads, always remember you are your Dads children, no one will ever be able to take that away from you.They still love you and always will.
I wrote this poem in 2014 and it still rings true.