I just need to write out my feelings. Okay I have a 6 year old daughter and me and her father have been off and on for 12 years. He seems to have detached himself from me and her emotionally lately and is bare minimum financially there. I am unemployed but looking for a job so I am on a very tight budget. Anyways my daughter is not an easy child. It takes a village ie... my parents, sister, and whoever else can to help me take care of her. I have taken care of her emotionally, physically, and mainly financially because all I have EVER wanted him to do is just spend QUALITY time with his daughter. I did not think that was so hard to do. I am just tripping as to how could I have known this man for 16 years been together for 12 and waited 6 years to have a child and don't even really know him. She has just recently been diagnosed with epilepsy and you would think he would call to check on her or come to the doctor appointments with us but NO!!!!! So I guess I have been a single mom since December 23,2006 but today I am actually pulling myself together to say it and accept it. Wish me luck.