most of us realize that the man that brought us into this world impacted us whether they raised us or didn't .in his own, way my father was a well meaning soul who should have had the sense to stop having children after the first one was born . five years after that my mother devoloped a severe mental illness making it impossible to aid in the raising of a family . but , daddy just kept on going . later in life i questioned that decision asking him if he was the only one who could be the voice of reason why he continued on with the family tree . he had the audacity to say "we loved babies " . he catered to my mother's every whim ignoring his baby's needs . he was the first man in my life to contribute to my depression even though in his own way he was a well meaning soul . how do you feel about your father ?