Fathers are fast disappearing from American homes and one in three children, or approximately 15 million live without one according to the U.S. Census. The problem is especially pronounced in black families, where the figure increases to over half or around five million children.
When I read this I just wanted to cry. "What's going on"?
Here's what I wrote on June 16, 2013, titled, "Fathers Take Care of Your Daughters and Sons"
In our society, I feel that we underestimate the importance of a good father in our children's lives. When I hear our son's friends comment how lucky Marcus is for having a dad, my heart does break. These are grown men that still feel a hole that hasn't been filled. I can't count the times when my husband has gone to sports events to cheer on other people's sons, listened to them when they needed someone to or given advice when asked. Many even refer to him as Dad.