It’s a work in progress. A simple pen and ink sketch of two hands touching. A large, calloused hand and a small, soft, gentle one.
Two Hands Touching drawn by an incarcerated father
All the yearning of a father is expressed in those simple lines. Along with the pure innocence and trust of a child.
It was drawn by an inmate in the Jefferson County Jail.
An inmate who is also a dad.
A dad wishing he could spend Father’s Day (or any day for that matter) with his family.
A dad who aches to hold the hand of his child.
Many dads will spend this weekend away from their kids. There are a number of reasons for this: divorce, separation, estrangement, bad choices, even incarceration.
In America 1 in 3 children live apart from their biological fathers.
When dad is not involved in the life of his child – everyone suffers.
TEAM DAD has worked with hundreds of men in local county jails:
Dads who’ve made mistakes, but now realize how their choices hurt their families.
Dads who feel the pain of being apart from their kids.
Dads who want to be better men – better fathers.
For those guys, Father’s Day is another painful reminder of what they are missing out on.
Each of them, like the beautiful sketch of two hands touching, is a work in progress.
And so are we all.