Thanks for sharing such a touching story. When I read your story, it reminded me of how I felt reading/listening to Wisdom of Our Fathers — Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons by Tim Russert.
I have the dad’s title for the last eleven years. I love my children more than anything and spend as much time as possible with them. Dads that don’t aren’t human. I am proud that you forgive him. That’s all he deserves. Sorry, you had to go through this. But you made it!