If the mother and the child are in hiding because you beat the crap out of them, go on Facebook and apologize.
Tell your child you love him. Don't make excuses or provide explanations. Just give some love for another person for once.
Maybe the message will get through. Maybe not. But it must be sent.
And sent until that message is received - or you die trying.
All children have a father. Your kids have a lousy one. Be a better one.
My wife and I hold hands and watch "The Big Bang Theory" each week (not the daily reruns; there's only so much handholding you can do).
One character is Howard Wolowitz, whose father abandoned him and his mother when Howard was young.
Howard grew up to be not only an aerospace engineer but an astronaut.
One day, they come across a letter from the father to Howard at age 18. Howard never opened the letter. In fact, he destroys the letter during the show.
That's childish, but it's also understandable.
Maybe the show will have the two meet again and reach some reconciliation. Hollywood likes that sort of thing.
But right now, on the show, there is a father whose son is an astronaut despite the years of neglect - and that father does not appreciate what he has. I'm on Howard's side.
And right now, in real America, there are 15 million children who are all potential astronauts and many of them suffer like Howard did.
I'm on their side.
They deserve better.
Their fathers do, too. It's never too late to be a father.
Surber's email is donsur...@dailymail.com.