Posted on | August 28, 2011 | 7 Comments
I do have an update about the entry I wrote last week, about how my mom was jealous of Daddy and his family, their roles in our lives and how she wanted them out. Well last Sunday I guess something happened at church and that night she called me and asked how she could write Daddy. I asked her why and she said she felt wrong and figured she should reach out to him and make the best of their relationship since he is the father of her grandbaby and will always be there in some way or another. I found that surprising, sudden, but nice enough so I gave her his address. Turns out that next day she wrote him a nice letter accepting him in and she also sent him a check for $50 to put on his books. He was so shocked and thrilled. As was I.
However, the most shocking part for me was when he wrote her back. She didn’t have her glasses, so when the mail came she brought the letter over and asked me if I would like to read it aloud to her and I did. He thanked her, he talked about his love for Jack, what life is like in prison, then at the end of the letter he began telling her how much he loves me, how I’m everything he’s ever wanted in a woman, how blessed he is to still have me in his life and how he feels he can’t live without me .. and then came the shocker … he said he would like to propose and he asked for her permission to marry me. This is news to me. I had no idea, so I guess apparently I was not supposed to read the letter. Yowzers!
Wow. I’m just completely floored. I don’t know what to think or say. Jack and I are supposed to go visit in a couple of weeks and I’m wondering if that’s when he will do it. Just .. wow. Wow. I have no speech right now.