COMMENTARY: This Father's Day, spend time with your children

Published: Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 11:41 AM.

My two sons are now in the military. My oldest has served almost 11 years, and my youngest is starting his fourth year. I am very proud of them both.

While I can't go back and try to be all that I wish I had been for my kids, I can keep trying today. I never miss a chance to hug and kiss them and tell them how much I love them. More than ever I want to spend quality time with them, but now the time is relegated to a few days a year.

In the remaining years of my fatherhood I want them to know I am on their side. I am their father regardless of what comes their way. I am here to help if I possibly can but will always encourage their independence and personal goal setting. I want them to be happy and fulfilled. I know time is passing.

My dad passed on several years ago. He lived to be 85. However, life was quick, and the time we had together seems like a vapor, here for a moment and then gone.

Dads, today, before the vapor of life is gone, do the most important thing that you can do for your children - spend time with them. 

Glenn Mollette is an American columnist and author. Contact him at, or visit his facebook page at

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