Why aren’t you here any more? You and your wife, your step-son, your new in-laws… I think you joined them on a different plane and left me and your other daughter wondering what to do with this shell of a man who calls himself our dad.
You made all those promises and we know that you can’t keep them. We’ve known that for a long time, now. We just want you to acknowledge that you placed an empty guarantee on our lives.
You’re someone else now -not the man who let me tinker in his workshop or made pancakes on Saturday (using the secret recipe). You’re just that disappointment in my life, reminding me that I’ll never have a Father. Just someone who kept trying to reduce his child support payment.
I miss baseball with you, playing catch in the park…. and now I’m out of memories. Too few, eh?
You’re coming up to visit this week, and I’m going to act like everything is mostly okay. But deep down I’ll be screaming, wondering why you can’t love me too?!