Thursday, March 06, 2008

Love Letter

Dear Peanut & The Champ,

We write this letter to you both in an attempt to explain what is about to happen. Tomorrow will be the day that your mother and I separate. We know neither of you understand what that means right now but we hope in time you will.

One thing that we will maintain is our love for the two of you. Seeing the smiles on your faces and hearing your laughs have kept the both of us going through these tough times. The two of you have shown your mother and I what we can create together and it has made this decision so very difficult.

We both agree that we need time apart to better understand ourselves and each other. The longer we stay together right now the harder it will be to reconcile. We believe this is the best chance for the future.

Let us tell you that neither of you should blame yourself for this. Your mother and I are no longer the same people as when we first met. We have grown apart and that growth has led us in different directions. We need to find out if those directions are correct and staying together will not allow that.

Beginning next week, there will be many changes in your lives. You may not like some of them but please remember that your mother and I love you very much and we are trying not to do anything that we feel would hurt you.

Hopefully in time your mother and I will find ourselves pointed in a direction that takes us back together. Hopefully we can find that special bond that held us tight for so many years. And hopefully our love for the two of you will remind us that we belong together. The four of us. As one.

We will love you both, always,

Mom & Dad

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

that was a lovely letter. i'm so sorry for the pain you're going through right now . . . virtual hugs coming your way.

Thu Mar 06, 10:52:00 PM 2008  
Blogger Darren said...

I'll be thinking about you today. I was going to write "hang in there" or "be strong" or some such thing, but this is probably one of the toughest days of your life and there's nothing wrong with feeling like it is. Just be confident that after the pain all of you will come out of this okay.

The kids are beautiful, by the way. You'll get each other through this.

Fri Mar 07, 07:50:00 AM 2008  
Anonymous TwoBusy said...

It's getting a little dusty in here.

Fri Mar 07, 08:34:00 AM 2008  
Anonymous pgoodness said...

that was a very nice, heartfelt letter. thinking of you and those two adorable little ones of yours today

Fri Mar 07, 12:41:00 PM 2008  
Anonymous Redneck Mommy said...

That was lovely Joe.

I'm sure it will be a brutal few weeks coming in your family's direction, but it really is true when they say, time heals all wounds.

Trust me.

And big hugs to you and yours.

Fri Mar 07, 02:14:00 PM 2008  
Anonymous Dan said...

Your kids are lucky to have you as a dad Joe.

Fri Mar 07, 03:42:00 PM 2008  
Blogger Ben & Bennie said...

You just made a grown man shed a tear. What Redneck Mommy said.

Fri Mar 07, 05:58:00 PM 2008  
Blogger charlotta-love said...

I'm with twobusy...something in the air is getting to me.


Fri Mar 07, 06:00:00 PM 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Joe, this broke my heart. I'm so sorry and hope things get better for you and your family very soon.

Fri Mar 07, 10:56:00 PM 2008  
Blogger samokdaddy said...'re in the right first. You're teaching me about priorities. Thank you

Sat Mar 08, 12:47:00 AM 2008  
Anonymous uumomma said...

i too have been thinking about you today....


Sat Mar 08, 02:06:00 AM 2008  
Blogger Whit said...

Lovely letter. I can't say anything different than anyone else, but it's all true.

Sun Mar 09, 03:03:00 PM 2008  
Blogger Oh, The Joys said...

I'm so sorry, Joe.


Tue Mar 11, 10:06:00 PM 2008  

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