McDad; Six Months On

15th October 2013

Tomorrow is Inny’s 11th birthday.

We marked it on Saturday with an amazing day out for her and nine of her friends. Bowling, dinner and back to ours for cake and a wii dance off.

Super Gran came over in the evening and dropped off cards and gifts from the family.

It was a lovely, peaceful, fun filled day.

When we got home from yet another school open evening there were a couple of cards on the mat. The first was from our lovely neighbours a few doors down.

The second was from McDad.

Six months of silence and the card was a gush of ‘I love your’ and ‘you are the most important person in my life’ it also contained a gift card for H&M.

Inny burst into tears upon reading it.

I gave her a hug and asked her if she would like to start seeing him again. I reassured her that it would be okay if she wanted too and asked her why she was crying.

She asked me to get rid of the card and told me that she did not want to see him because he was so mean.

I let her know that when she is ready she could see him.

After a few minutes she was calm and cracking a joke before going off to get ready for bed.

Just before retiring she leaned over the bannister with the gift card in her hand and said, ‘we’ll call this compensation for a start!’

As they say what does not kill us makes us stronger.

She’s got the makings of a smart, strong woman going on already.


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