Bottom line, a child was involved, and like I have always said, family is everything. I would remind him daily to call her, to be consistent so she could feel comfortable with his voice; so she could grow up knowing who he was and when the time came for visits, it would help things run even more smoothly. When she is with us she learns about her Hispanic roots, the beauty world, big family gatherings, and all that my parents have taught me. If anything, this will help her to become an open-minded adult and will allow her to experience different cultures. To think all my hard work of trying to salvage their relationship ended with my step-daughter being closer to me than ever and I get to continue to have her be a part of my family is an overjoyed feeling I simply cannot describe. I have to say; her mom has done a great job in raising her without a consistent father figure in her life, her little personality displays a constant zest for life. As much as I stood by him as a supportive wife, something was just not right, nor made sense. What my step-daughter lacks in having a father figure in her life, she has my family and I to fulfill.