Will He Always Be Like That?

Posted: April 29, 2012 in Uncategorized
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My dad called me the other day.

He has now called me on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, after we moved, and just recently.

He can’t call out unless he has money. I used to send him a bit every month, but haven’t been able to the past few months. I feel bad about it.

Whenever I talk with my dad he’s always interested in knowing what we’re up to. He doesn’t tell me a whole lot about how he’s doing, unless I specifically ask. Then he’ll tell me about funny things or interesting things. I never hear about difficult or hurting things, or anything negative. He’s always been like that.

In one of his first letters to me, he wrote, “…most of the observations made to me have been that I must have served time before because I’m way too relaxed for someone who’s brand new.”

I get a feeling it’s not healthy to always act like everything’s okay. And I’ve always wondered if he will still be the same person after going through a prison sentence.

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Comments
  1. dianerivers says:

    Maybe in prison, it’s best to act like everything is okay? Guess one wouldn’t want to appear vulnerable there. Your post is so poignant, it gives me a lump in my throat. He may not be the same after he gets out but I get the feeling your love for him will be.

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