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I Called My Dad Tonight.

25 Mar
I Called My Dad Tonight.

Earlier today I said I was going to call my dad and tell him he was a good dad and that I love him.

I did.

It was powerful. I read him the post I wrote and cried like a baby all the way through. It was needed…for both of us.

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2010 – My brother is on the left with sis’ on the right. Dad and I are in the middle.

Before we hung up he said he would like to have a copy of the post.

I attached into to an email after we hung up.

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Posted by on 03/25/2015 in Dads

 

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10 responses to “I Called My Dad Tonight.

  1. magicallymad

    03/26/2015 at 08:17

    This made me smile, even though you cried! So glad you did it, I know how hard it is to do!
    Best, Jill

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  2. mistakenldy

    03/25/2015 at 22:19

    That is the grand moment we all look forward to as parents and makes the sweat & tears all worth it 🙂

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  3. mistakenldy

    03/25/2015 at 22:11

    What a great moment of peace for you both Chris! Happy for you 🙂

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  4. Mom of 3

    03/25/2015 at 21:54

    Good for you! What a special moment between the two of you….so many times we assume people know how we feel.

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    • Surviving the Specter

      03/25/2015 at 21:58

      Thank you, Lisa. It’s still a struggle but something I need to cultivate. He started to apologize for all the times he failed and I told him he had no need to do so, then read him the post.

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      • Mom of 3

        03/25/2015 at 22:14

        Taking the first step is huge. It had to feel so cleansing. And what a gift to him. Some nights I lay awake thinking of all of my parenting fails. I think many of us do. My oldest is 15 and it’s not a stretch to imagine her as an adult making the phone call you just did. It would be probably one of the best gifts I could receive.

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        • Surviving the Specter

          03/25/2015 at 22:17

          It was a great piece in the rebuilding of our relationship. And yes, your kids will be telling you the same. Maybe not soon. But they will have a realization, an epiphany, at some point(s) in their lives (:

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