>This week, I’m sending a card to my father…not to be confused with my dad, but my father, and his wife. It’s a long story but the synopsis: my father has chosen to not be involved in my life since I was 2. There were a brief few months when I first met my husband when we did reconnect but it got all weird fast and I wanted to back off a bit…that apparantly wasn’t ok with him. I haven’t heard from him since.
That being said, at some point, I’d like for my children to know some of their family history- some of the people, some of the stories of where they came from. I decided that I would write one last note, and tell him about his grandchildren (he’s gotten holiday cards from us every year, and birth announcements when the kids were born), with the thinking that perhaps he’ll do what I’ve done, and step outside of himself and think about something larger than himself, and understand that life is too short, and kids grow too fast. He missed my entire childhood. All of it. Can’t change it, can’t get those memories back. But here’s a second chance, and maybe he’ll take it. I am doubtful he will take the chance, but maybe he will. So, for my kids, this is where my next card will go. I will also include a stamped notecard with the hopes he’ll send it right back to us.
We’ll see. If this doesn’t happen, I’m ok with it. I’ve been ok with it. I just figured maybe one more try would be worth it. Time will tell.
Pear Tree Greetings will feature one blog each week and that featured blog will win $50 towards buying fabulous Pear Tree Greetings stationary… or Christmas cards! I’m partly participating in this challenge in hopes of winning but I’m also doing it because I think the art of the written word is being lost with all of the technology available.