(Author's Note: letter to Cameron from his dad)
I know it's been a while since I wrote to you…sorry about that. I
think it's great that you're moving though. I'm sure you'll
really like Ohio. Since it took me so long to get back to you,
I'm sure you've already moved by now.
So what's your new school like? Have you met any new friends? How
are all your classes and teachers?
I know that in the last letter you wrote to me, you said you felt
like I didn't care about you. I just want you to know that that's
not true. You're still my son and I want to know what's going on
in your life.
I know that you're still upset about what happened between your
mother and I, but none of that was your fault. It's been almost
12 years. I've changed a lot since then. You need to believe me
when I say that I'm sorry, because I really am. I know that
saying sorry can't change what I did, but hopefully it can at
least get you to forgive me. If I could go back in time, I'd make
sure none of that ever happened. But I can't, so sorry is all
I've got right now.
I just really want to be able to be a good father to you. And I
want you to know that I'll always be there for you too. I know it
might not seem like that now, because I can't see you. But I
promise you that once I get out of here, the first thing I'm
going to do is go to see you.
But that's going to be about 28 years from now. And I don't think
I can wait that long. I was really hoping you could somehow come
and visit me. But I'm not sure how that's going to happen since
I'm still in California and you moved to Ohio. Plus, I'm sure
you're mother wouldn't approve of that either.
I guess that for now we'll just have to keep in touch through
these letters. It means the world to me that I'm able to write to
you like this. Like I said before, you're my son and I really
want to know what's going on with you. So please, tell me
And know that if you ever need any advice, you can come to me. I
was a teenager once, so I'm sure I'll be able to help you out
when you need it. As a father, I just want to be there for you in
as many ways as possible.
I hope you'll accept my apology and write back when you get this.
It would really mean a lot to me.