Growing up was not a easy task. Being faced with life challenges made me stronger, but overall having faith got me through the unexpected. Im a african american female who life was a bumpy road after the age of 11. Growing up without a father left a empty spot in my heart that was walked over by males. I struggles as a young teen to a adult to learn how to love. Not having my dad around made it easier for me to except thing i should have walked away from and made my standards and boundaries low. I got through life by exceeding the unexpected possibilites, but not having love from my dad kept me distance from finding it. I asked all fathers play a role in your childs life, it helps shape their future.