Tag: father-son relationship

It’s Gonna Take More Time

A year ago at this time I spending the last week of my dad’s life at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida.  I’m thinking a lot about that this week as I reflect on the year that has passed since then.  The one thing that really has felt strange is...

How My Father Became My Dad

This is a strange Father’s Day for me. Last year at this time on Father’s Day I had no relationship with my father.  We were estranged.  We hadn’t spoken in eight years.  During those years, I sent him a card on Father’s Day card but never received a response.  That seemed to be the...