According to John, when he was a kid, he seldom had the opportunity to bond with his Dad because my FIL was always working. It was his Mom who was there for him 24/7 but despite that he respects and loves his Dad so much. He understood that his Dad had to earn a living to support them and for them to have a decent life.
As he grow older, he became very close to him. I can attest to that because even if when we were overseas, he would call Dad and talk to him for a long time. He always speaks very highly of him.
Now that we are back here in the mainland, we visit him almost everyday and talk to him on the phone several times a day. I could see how much my husband loves and adores his Dad because every thing that he does, he consults Dad and gets advice.
As a father, my husband makes sure that he spends quality time with our kids because he believes that it is extremely important for their growth. He is trying to be the best Dad for them.
This post is dedicated to my father-in-law and to my husband who both served in the military. We are very proud of you guys. Happy Memorial Day!