Fathering Me: A Journey Into Fatherhood takes the reader on a journey through the hills and valleys, feasts and famines, joys and pains of fatherhood. On this journey, experienced via a collection of powerful, thought-provoking poems, readers are invited into one of the most critical familial relationships, i.e., that of a father and his children traveling the rugged path of parenting.
Fathering me is also about the multiple roles fathers must play in an effort to properly take care of their children. Within this book the reader will experience the highs (positive impacts) when actively involved fathers are present in their children's lives and the lows (negative consequences) of absentee fathers. These poems, authored by me encompass collective experiences gathered from many conversations, papers, individual sessions, couples sessions, clinical support groups, and workshops. It is my hope that this collective work, as I have captured it, will become a resource for understanding and have a positive influence in the lives of those who read it!