Saturday, December 15, 2012

Dear Dad

I received a letter from my dad last month [you can read that post here], and this is the response I sent to him today.

December 15, 2012

Dear Dad,

I have received your letter.  I want to thank you for taking the time to write me a note and to share your thoughts as I am sure that was hard to do.  I wanted to write and let you know that I accept your apology and request for forgiveness. 

There are many reasons why I left home, some of them you mentioned in your letter, many things that transpired in my childhood caused grief and heartache.  We both know that there is nothing that can be done to change the past however our Lord Jesus Christ has covered ALL our sins and will bring peace to our hearts and minds when we let confess them to Him, understand all that He has done for us, and allow Him to lead our path as we seek to live for Him and are empowered by His love, grace and forgiveness. 

Since leaving home, I have had lessons to learn, heartache to work through, struggles to overcome, and truth to understand.  Through it all, my relationship with our God has deepened, I have come to know and understand the one who lives in me, died for me and wants the very best for me in spite of any difficulties, pain and sorrow experienced.  The Lord knows everything I experienced and understands more than I could ask!  He is with me in my journey and is my source of strength to do all things through Him.  I can look back on the last 15 years and see the results and how I have grown and I pray that I only continue to grow in His grace, knowledge and share His love.  I ultimately want a life of love, happiness, peace, forgiveness, and harmony as I endeavor to live a quiet and peaceful life bringing honor and glory to God.

I pray that you may come to a place of peace with regards to your life and your part in our lives and put the past behind you so that you may press on to live a life full of abundance in His blessings!

I will always be your Daughter, with Love,


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