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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Hauber

Dear Dad

Updated: Nov 5, 2023


Letter Starting with the word Dear
Writing a Letter

When my mom remarried

We became a family

I was only six years old

When you adopted me


I was yearning for attention

You took my hand in yours

You showered me with love

Which opened up my doors


My first brushes with your anger

Confused and frightened me

I didn’t know what I did wrong

Or how things were going to be


Of course, you had your good days

Your jubilation overflowed

But I was always fearful

Of the next time you would explode


There were many ways you hurt me

In ways I never understood

I only wanted to be loved

In ways I knew you never could


There were many times I held it in

Always trying not to weep

But children are like wet cement

Impressions formed are deep


For years I often struggled

Plagued by an overwhelming shame

I eventually made my own mistakes

And for those, you are not to blame


Years later I finally realized

You had your demons too

This softened my demeanor

And I felt empathy for you


I never fully understood

The depths of your despair

And in the end, your troubles

Became too much for you to bear


In order to begin to heal

And truly start to live

Letting go was a necessity

And I needed to forgive


As you look down from the heavens

You can see how much I’ve grown

For along with that forgiveness

Came a peace I’ve never known

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djhannon
17. Mai 2023

There is so much truth in these poetic words. I’m happy that the little girl inside of you now has that love. Some of us are still waiting and wanting to be loved.

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rrosemergey
16. Mai 2023

You are such an Incredible Woman!

Thank you for sharing so others may heal 💜

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Jennifer Hauber
Jennifer Hauber
16. Mai 2023
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Thank you so much!! ❤️

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