No words will ever really express what the absence of my father caused in my life. Life was difficult and incomplete without him. I think things would have turned out differently for me if he stayed. Thankfully, my mother was by my side through thick and thin. She tried to be strong but I knew that she was deeply hurt. Still, she tried to fill the space that was left by my dad.
My mom told me my father left because he got a job in the other province. She trusted him and let him go. He promised that he would contact her and send money as soon as he was settled in the new job. But these were all lies. He forgot about us the minute he was out of the gate. A few years later, he married another woman and is still with her.