Hey all you great people - in case you read my letter I sent to my dad the other day you may be interested in his reply. (see topic history for letter to my dad)
I am so happy and relieved. It's a great start to this long road I have ahead of me with my dad......
thanks for reading and taking your time out to share this with me......
My dear xxxxx
Please do not ever feel afraid to say anything to me, even if you feel it may not sit well with me. My love and affection for you far exceed any decision you could ever make with regard to the truth. I am not the least bit nervous that you would ever deliberately try and mislead or misdirect anyone or anything. I completely understand your doubts. I have developed many of my own. I will not burden you with that right now. I would only ask that you take the time and share with me your reasons for doubts. I may not be able to assist but I am very open to any reasons why someone is feeling awkward toward the truth.
xxxxx, you are not alone in your feelings.
My only suggestion is to remain completely neutral to any queries about your spiritual condition. It is no ones business, especially if there is the slightest doubt they wouldn't understand. And believe me, even the most seemingly understandable one is far from it. Do not give anyone a reason for your decisions. Let them draw their own conclusions, for when they do they are usually wrong.
You need to know that I care for you, ITIS and the kids very much and your present decisions will not change that. I have come to appreciate that people have a right to think for themselves and make their own decisions even if those decisions are different than the ones I would make or a body of elders would make.
I will try my best to come and see you just as soon as I can.
I love you xxxxx and I always will.