Letter to my Daughter

Claire,

Our weekend together was great.  It filled my heart with so much love the moment I saw you.   I am so sorry for all that happened that Friday.   There is no need for you to be put in the middle of such hatred, you are the most precious thing in the world.   I am sorry that mommy and daddy couldn’t stay together.   It has nothing to do with you, you are not the reason.   Mommy and daddy just were not happy together and the constant fighting between us was not worth you or your brother’s and sister’s happiness.

I’m sure you’re going to hear a lot of negative things about me but the one thing I want you to remember is that no matter what is said that I love you and I want to see you.   Seeing your smile when you finally got to open your Christmas presents melted my heart.  Watching you sleep was one of the most wonderful things.  Hearing you laugh and play was pure joy.

Little girl, You are meant for better things and I will do everything in my power to make sure you are ready for the world at large.   The world is a mean, cruel place.  A place that will try and break you down, but it’s my job, as your father,  to make sure you are ready to take on the world.  You can be anything you want and I’m going to support you in anything you choose, because that’s what a parent does.

Do not be a victim, Do not count on others to bail you out of things.  Love yourself and love those that help you.  You deserve so much more than you have right now, Remember you are a human being and you deserve respect from everyone in your life.  You deserve to be loved unconditionally.

Munchie, No matter what, I will continue to fight to see you, to be a part of your life and I will until my dying breath try to be a part of your life.  I will leave no stone unturned but I will do that within the confines of the law and will not lie to get you.  You are the most important thing in my life and you will always be my little girl and I will always do what I can to protect you.

Just remember I love you very much and I want you in my life.

-Your Daddy.