This Needs To Be Out There

Hi Friend(s) I need to get this off my chest and out into the air. My parents divorced when I was 11 months old and after that life was thrown to the wind literally going in any direction. I’ve always wanted to be a daddy’s girl but that’s kind of impossible when he’s never around. He’s a police officer in a city 120 miles away. And he’s missed every recital, performance, and graduation since I was born. I understand that his role as a protector and enforcer of the law in that city is more important than his role as a teenage girl’s father but it still hurts. The concern on my part is unwavering however after all out of the 20 odd felons he likely puts away per week how many stop to think he has a wife and 4 kids when they’re trying to kill or severely maim him? None I bet. He’s 34% paralyzed in his right shoulder after a couple attacked and injured him this injury is permanent and he has to take 6 pills just to get through the day. I wish that I’d have been there to do the same sometimes but they’re both still serving sentences in fact they will be until at least 2019 with parole that is. Policemen and their families.. my family go through a lot. I guess I just wanted someone anyone else to know about my dad. And to get a better grasp on what they do. Sincerely, PoeticSilence

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  1. Hi Poetic,
    I just wanted to say Thanks for having the strength to write about your dad. I’m sure it couldn’t have been easy.

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