Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Without Dad

It is said that a boy misses his dad even if he has never met him. The son longs for a relationship with his father. When I co-wrote A Hole in My Heart with my nephew, Edward Booker, I finally realized how deep that hole in the heart could be for a boy desiring to have a relationship with his father.

Finding this letter while surfing the net, only confirmed that boys need their dads. R & B singer, Al B Sure’s son Quincy exposes his dad, Al for not being there for him in an open letter to Global Grind. See letter below…
A Letter To My Father:

I’ve been inspired throughout my life by special circumstances and unique experiences. Foremost, I grew up with a family that injected me with unconditional love and enduring confidence. This is my foundation … the family holidays and celebrations with my maternal lineage … supportive smiles in audiences at school programs … guiding hands to complete homework and special projects in the wee hours of the morning.

However, I grew up without my father, an irreplaceable force and influence that was absent in my life. I watched other kids enjoy the embrace of theirs, and I searched for a way to reconcile the meaning of my circumstance. (read more here: http://www.globalgrind.com/)

- Quincy “iQ” Brown

exclusive for GlobalGrind.com


TJ said...

Boys do need their fathers. It's so ironic that this young man feels his father has not been there for him, because oh my goodness, he looks like his father made him by himself.

Anonymous said...

Wow, what an honest and sad letter. Although I'm not a big fan of Diddy, it's good to know that he's been there for Quincy.

Anonymous said...

A father is so important in a child's life.