Reply to: [?] Dylan Graves
Son I pray this letter or blog finds you in the best of health and spirits for that is how I am on this end of the pen. Look son. I must start out by telling you I love you with all my heart and I never meant to do anything in my life that would hurt you. It hurts me to know that I hurt you. I am here for you and will listen to how you feel. I understand you are mad. You have a right to be as I am not there to be your dad. I bet you ask yourself why did I not want to be your dad. Son, you can bet money on the fact I would do anything to take what I did back. I would be more than honored to be there in your life, instead of here. I cannot take it back now. I can say I am sorry for making life harder for you by not being in your life. If my actions hurt you I am sorry. I do see how you could feel. Now I have also given my life to Christ. I have prayed each day for you and your brothers and sisters. I have had faith it would work out alright and when I got this blog tonight I could do nothing but hit my knees and Thank God. I am very proud of you my son. You are a very smart young man. I will always be here for you the best I can for being as it is read by the whole world I do not have access to computers. This is a program set up by a deal called Between the Bars.
I signed up and placed my ad on there and a little bio. You have been the only hit I go so far.
I must say you made my whole day. I love you son. Dang it. I would love to give you a big hug son. I am so very proud of you and the fact you are living your life with Christ Jesus. Is he not great? God is love. Look, I know things will be alright but I would be better if you could get to me via mail. This would be more personal. Of course I am not rushing you. I want to let you decide how you want to do it. If you decide to write me at
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I am trusting god today in my life and you getting in touch with me is a good sign that we both are on the right track so high five. Smile.. I want you to know want nothing more than to be your dad and do whatever I can to help you. I love you. Of course you can still get with me this way and they will send it to me every few weeks so be understanding if it seems like awhile in between messages. ok. I will always answer you no matter what you say. I hope you have a nice Thanksgiving. I love you and thank you for reaching out to me and for forgiving me son.
Your a big young man for that. Son, please get your bible out, go over to 1 Peter Chapter 4 verse 8-11. I feel like that says a lot that we can relate to. What do you get out of it son. When we give our lives to Christ we become new men and put old things behind us. That I show I am living today son. It will make me a better man, father friend everything. For that let us rejoice and thank god. Please feel free to get with me all you can. I love to hear how things are going for you. If I can I will get some things to put on here for you to read. Until next time please have a great time at school. Keep up the good work. You're awesome. High five... Strive to do your best each and everyday. Keep that armor on that the Lord talk about in the bible. Son, to protect you, always keep the word in your heart and in life you will go far. I am there always with you in spirit.
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Your letter to your son was very moving. You are a great dad and it is clear that you have gained a lot of wisdom over the years. I am a father myself and I believe very strongly that your approach of being open with your kids, allowing them to go through the difficult emotions they are going through, and making clear, like you said, that they can come to you with anything and that you will always respond is so important. It must be incredibly hard to be separated from them, but I also know that you are doing right by them as best as you can.