I thought about it, even though Mike never asked about us (his 2 children) once since he deserted us cared if we were ok, the fact that he was gone made no difference in our lives as he was never there for us as kids.
He was not there for our birthdays.
He was not there on holidays.
He never called.
He almost never even wrote.
If he happened to be in the same place of work as me at Golden Era Productions where I work and live, I would not know it and never heard from him.
He was not there when we needed him as a father.
Honest to god, he would be eating his dinner on the other side of the room from me and not even come to see me, tell me he was there or talk to me. This is after I had not seen or heard from him in months and months.
I believe when a father loves and wants to see his children, he will make that happen.
My father, Mike Rinder, never did.
So that was before he deserted us.
Since he left us in 2007, he has done nothing but try to destroy our lives, all we do and believe in as his sole endeavor. He has viciously attempted to stop our religion from doing good in the society. He involved himself, personally, in estranging other persons from the Church. He has incited others to protest in person at my home. He has incited reporters to lie about my friends and where I live.
In 2008 my brother was diagnosed with cancer. No word from our father. No attempt to even make sure he was ok. Then he showed up with a bully and some guy with a camera trying to show that he cared about my brother. In fact, he did not even ask to see Benjamin, the bully guy (Marty) did.
My brother did not want to see him. Not after all that he had done to us and then this insincere “gesture” disturbing his daily affairs.
I was duped as a child. I Thought my father must love me, but he never did. Don’t let him do the same to you.