On this Father’s Day, a day whereby I can be with my younger daughter, Meisha Kalila Lampkin, with no need to rush her back to her mother’s home…it is ironic that she is not well, suffering from a stomach flu that has her laid up all day.
Less than a week ago I was awarded additional time with my daughter…after a three year court battle. It took an insightful mediator, who saw the commitment that I have made to be in my daughter’s life…even while not married to her mother, to make this day possible.
My heart goes out to the father’s who are in the middle of the struggle to regain the time with their children. Remain vigilant and determined, as you rebuild the trust that may have been lost when the marriage/relationship went sour. Our children are always, always, always watching…what we do and how we interact with their mothers.
And so, as this Father’s Day comes to a close…my daughter is sleeping in her bed in this home of hers…secure in knowing that her Father has cared for her today, and any day, that she needs me to.
Stay the course Brothers…our children are counting on us.