May you know now, and forever, that I love you…..yes…you and that my love is…unconditional.
May you know now, and forever, that I am here and wherever I am….you are always welcomed.
May you know now, and forever, that I want to help (in every way that I am able to). All you need to do is to…ask.
May you know, now, and forever, that I have tried my best (even under the most difficult of circumstances) to; maintain, reaffirm, and/or to renew our bond(s).
Through the times we are apart I have never stopped thinking of you, wanting to see you, praying for you, and asking God to bless you. Whatever pain, hurt, sadness, etc. that you have endured I ask only the opportunity to…make things right.
My life’s experiences, including the recent ones which have been the most difficult to bear, have changed me in many ways. Through it all I have loved, and missed, you one…and all.
To my children I say “I love you and I am your Father”. I carry with me, in my heart and soul, each of you and I will continue to do so…always. I am proud of each of you and I want only the best for you.
Each of your endowed with; a good heart, intelligence, and a plethora of talents. Don’t ever hesitate to pursue your dreams for in doing so is honorable and your life will be greatly enriched.
My wish for each of you is for you to always have; happiness, good health, love, joy, peace, success, and stability. I also hope that each of you will seek out your own relationship with God. And that you surround yourself with people of quality and do not succumb to temptations that may temporarily provide you with a distraction but in the long term will destroy your very foundation.
To my family, including the extended, I say “thank you for all you have done” and I think of you often.
To the children, and family of my children, I say “I am sorry for not being there and/or for not being there more”. I hope to be in a position to do more in the future.
To my friends I say “thank you for all of your kind words, letters of support, and most of all for accepting what is…without knowing the details”. Some of you have known me when I was but a child and through these past months we reconnected and I am thankful. I hope the communication, to and from, continue and that the bonds of friendship strengthened.
To those with “questions or concerns” I say….please don’t be afraid. You have nothing to be fearful of. I ask nothing of what is yours…but simply… for what is.. mine.
I have forgiven in equal measure as I have asked for forgiveness. The days of looking back with resentment, and anger, at what was…have long ago passed. My gaze rests solely upon what is and what will be.
To those whose hearts have been broken I too known the pain and I am sincerely sorry for yours. I have learned that the pain can only (truly) subside when real understanding, real listening, real self-evaluation, and individual responsibility take place. I take full responsibility for my failures, actions, and inactions and I always will.
I pray also for our fellow man and the generations to follow. May they learn from our mistakes and always look to the heavens, on bended knee, giving thanks to God who has provided each of us with hope and good will even in the darkest of hours.
As I write this I know that there are but words structured in sentences and paragraphs. But, when personal interaction is (currently) limited and/or not an option…what else is there? Silence does not mean the non-existence of; love, hope, thoughts, prayers, forgiveness, etc. To truly hear is not just a by-product of vibrations contained within the inner ear…but truth resonating in ones’ soul. It is where I hope that these words, and the sincerity of the intent behind these words, reside in you long after the viewing of this page.
Take care and may God bless you…all.