My father was there for zero birthdays. Helped me with my homework zero times. Taught me nothing about being a responsible, caring man and human being. Provided no assistance or guidance to help me navigate the world as a Black man. He offered no wisdom when I was lost and no comfort when I failed. And because of his absence, I was able to grow into the caring, strong and accomplished individual that I am today. And for that... I thank him. Happy Father’s Day to all the responsible fathers out there who have the courage to be real men and take care of their children. And an extra Happy Father’s Day to the single mothers who have to pull double duty to be both the father and mother that their children need. Life isn’t always easy and it isn’t always fair. But you will always find salvation when you face the truth and accept it for what it really is.