Finding Fatherhood by Rob Kozak
When recently divorced Rob Kozak’s eight-year-old son Bobby moves from Canada to Australia with his mother, Rob’s entire life changes. But although his son is literally on the other side of the world, Rob soon discovers that the vast distance between them is not insurmountable. Originally started as a journal to help him cope with the loss as well as record the joys of yearly visits with his son, Finding Fatherhood: Lessons Learned from Separation is the story of how Rob managed to maintain a loving, involved relationship with Bobby, even at such a great distance. It is also a delightful chronicle of their adventures together over six extended Australian holidays. During the months he was away from Bobby, a period referred to as the “desert times,” Rob reflected on and wrote about what it takes to be a good man and a good father until he could be back in the oasis of Bobby’s company.
Part memoir, part Australian adventure and part portrait of a touching and unbreakable bond between father and son that couldn’t be severed by geography, Finding Fatherhood will inspire, bring comfort and offer hope to parents who are separated from their children.