March 26, 2012 by Bri I found it hard to love my dad, as well. He left my mother to fend for herself with three children when I was only six. He never called, never visited, and I’ve only seen him eight times since. This last year, he tried to be a better father by attending my musicals and band concerts. He died back in December. Appreciate the fact that you still have him and love him with all of your heart. You never know when you will lose him.