First I want to say thank you to all that helped me forget and forgive. It was not easy for me to do and I'm still taking baby steps but I'm getting there.
I meant to call him yesterday to wish him a Happy Fathers Day but I did forget. It is a call I've not made in years but I did call him tonight.
We talked for almost 20 minutes and I enjoyed it. The family reunion is still on and I plan on being there with my daughter. He has never met her and I've not seen my dad since 1994.
Yes, I'm calling him dad now. It still is not easy but it is getting easier to call him dad. I have talked with him more in the past few months than I have in years. I honestly think both of us are trying. I know I will never have the relationship I wanted with him but at least we are trying to build a new one which is pretty cool. It is taking an effort on both of our parts but at least both of us are taking the time and trying.
I thank those that helped me work through this ruff spot in my life. This forum is not just about firearms. It is about real life people with real life problems and it is nice to know that one can reach out and get solid advice from others on this forum.