Dear Dad

Carol By Carol, 16th Jul 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A letter from an estranged daughter to her father, shwing how much she has grown up and repents her ways.

Dear Dad

Dear Dad

I wish I could see you now instead of writing this letter. I wish I could tell you how much I love you, have always loved you, and always will. When I was a little girl, I was your princess, and we were inseparable. You played with me and made me laugh. You took Mum and I out to do fun things like going to the sea for a day, making sand castles, eating ice cream in a cornet, and hot dogs, as well as fish and chips out of the paper. I remember those times with such fondness.

At Christmas we went to the circus, and all those pantomimes. Such great times! And then something happened, and it all went wrong. I grew up! Well my body did, but my mind didn’t. I thought I was it, and you suddenly saw your little princess becoming out of control. I so wanted to prove to you that I wasn’t a little girl any more, I was a woman.

Well you know what I did, just about everything I shouldn’t. The drink, drugs, bad company, couldn’t hold a job down, and then I nailed the final lid in the coffin by leaving home. I couldn’t stand to see the hurt on your face. I’d let you down big time, all in the name of trying to prove I was grown up.

I blamed you at the time for being too strict with me, but it wasn’t you, it was me. I hate myself for hurting you, and although it was 10 years ago, not a day goes by without me regretting what I did to you and mum. I don’t know what made me into such a bitter and twisted person, but I’ve finally seen the light Dad.

I’ve met a wonderful man who loves me for myself. Since I’ve known him I’m off the drugs and drink, I’ve got a job, and we are planning to get married and have our own family. But I can’t do any of that until I know that you have forgiven me. Life goes by so quickly, and I have already wasted the last 10 years. Please contact me Dad, I never stop thinking about you.


Isabel xxxxxx


Dad Daughter, Proud, Reformed, Troubled Teenager

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I am a proud mother and grandmother, and an author. I have had 7 books published. My hobbies are walking, swimming, and playing badminton. I try to raise more awareness of autism with my writing.

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author avatar C. Michael Davis
17th Jul 2010 (#)

Very Good. It stired some deep emotions. My dad died when I was only 20. He was very dear to me.

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