10 Jun 2017
Now 91, David Attenborough says he regrets not being at home in the evening for his children and missing out on their younger years. He is not alone. Millions of dads — from lorry drivers to soldiers — have sacrificed family time to provide for their loved ones.
My father worked nights and was often away on business trips. Although I missed him, I quickly learned it’s not the quantity of time a father spends with his children, it’s the quality that builds lasting love.
I’m sure Sir David's children treasure the moments he burst through the door, full of laughter and tales from his travels. In a world of separated or just feckless fathers, all that matters is that dad comes home.