BE A MAN [long] REVISED
January 25, 2008 8:51am CST
Be A Man Our son is getting older, did you know he's almost five? He looks a whole lot like his dad, but he acts a lot like mine... He sure can be a handful, but he's as smart as he can be. He's gonna make us so darn proud, if you knew him,you would agree. He asks a lot of questins now, and he knows you aren't coming home. I've run out of things to tell him, so now the truth he knows. You know I can't forgive you, I probably never will. But, he's still your little boy, and I know he loves you still... I am writing all this now, hoping one day you will see.. what it is you will have to do, to be the father you need to be. You know, if you turn your back on him you'll regret it in the end He may not get it all right now, but one day he'll understand. I would hate for him to look at you with anger and disgust, so you need to make it right with him I'm begging you...you must! I've never asked for anything, and I'm not asking this for me this is about that child and the man you so plainly need to be. He's growing up thinking that daddy just doesn't care, you have already missed so much by choosing not to be there. You missed hi first words, step and two front teeth.. You missed his first four birthdays, and everything in between. The years are flying by so fast, I'm not sure you understand.. but we'll be here when you realize it's time to step up, and be a man... Copyright2008 Heidi Counterman
25 Jan 08
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