By Kiyana Rome
Mr. Kevin Rome. This man is the goofiest, most loving father that I’ve ever met. He lives in Columbus, Ohio, so I don’t see him that often. He tries his best to be there for me. I appreciate what he does for me because I know he will always support me the best that he can.
We have had some ups and downs with our relationship. Well, the first thing is that my mom and dad aren’t together. That used to break my heart as a child because I always wanted my parents under the same roof. The second thing is that he would rarely come home to see me. He would always say that he had to work and he couldn’t make it. He would say that he would come home the next week, then the next week, and then that would turn into a month.
Lastly, he put another woman before my brother and me. Fun fact, my brother and I do not share the same mother. Now, I’ll give him credit, he did try his best to see me, but when he began dating her, he never came home to see me. He came home to see her. Crazy, right? He never called to say that he came home. I would always find out on social media. I would see posts from her saying how much fun that they were having together. I cried every time that happened. That woman even said to my dad that she didn’t like my brother and I, especially me. She said, and I quote,”You spend too much time with your daughter.” When I found out that he was still dating her after she said that, I didn’t answer any of his calls or texts, and when he came home, I would tell my mom that I didn’t want to be around him. It was really bad.
Then, a year later, they broke up. That was the happiest day of my life when I heard the good news, but I was still mad at my dad. It took a lot of growing to do, but we got through it. Now, he comes home more often, he takes my brother and I places when he comes home, and he sends me money out of the blue. I’m grateful and thankful for my dad. Just like my mom, I don’t know what I would do without him.