I remember when I was a kid my father wasn't around very much and, to be honest, I don't remember him much when I was little. Living in a military family, with my father being a pilot in the Air Force, its almost like you are being raised by a single mother. I'm sure that was very stressful for my mom being both father and mother. It was also stressful for us when he was overseas and we never knew when he would be coming home or if he would be coming home. When I got older and he didn't fly as much, he was home more often and life seemed more normal.