I Don’t Want to Be a Dad

Ben —  December 22, 2010 — Leave a comment

I just got an email from a long-time friend from my childhood, with whom Kim and I have reconnected with when we moved to Georgia. For a while there we would hang out and visit each other since we were only about a 25 minute drive away. Then we just kind of drifted apart, again. I hadn’t heard from her or her family (3 kids) for a while, and then I get this email:

Hey just checking in with you guys… we moved out of state and Dude left us… He told the kids that he didn’t want to be a dad. (pray for us) I really miss you guys!

I debated leaving his name in there because I really want some justice. Some real, unadulterated a** kicking justice. Is this the Christian thing to do? Probably not, but it sure feels good. Probably as good as it would feel to punch Dude in the eye socket.


Although I don’t entirely know the depth of this story, nor do I know both sides I just thank God that we can be secure knowing that nothing like this has, or will EVER be said to us by Him.

To the Children: I can only pray that you will see your true Father in Heaven to be your rock during these times, He knows what you’re going through

To my friend: I am so very sorry that you are going through this right now. You are most definitely in our prayers.

Dude: I don’t care what the situation is, but there is NO EXCUSE to tell a child you do not want to be a dad.

My heart hurts.

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