Police Dad

Editor’s note: A great story on forgiveness and understanding


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We all have our struggles in this life. Sometimes it’s easy to recognize the weaknesses of others and not see the good. That’s how I was. Especially when I was young. Especially when it came to my dad. More than once I promised never to be like him.

I grew up with great friends who all had great dads. It seemed to me that the relationships they had with their fathers were a step above the one I had with mine. There were some things my dad did that made me upset – add to that the fact that he was always too tired to shoot hoops, and it made for a bad combination when trying to build a solid relationship with a teenage son.

I remember being very hard on my dad. I can still hear the words from my father ringing in my ears: “I know I’m a horrible father.” He said it on more than one occasion, and it usually stemmed from me complaining about something he did.

Read the rest of the story at Ben’s Opinion.