By: Marc McMahon
*I wrote this letter to my son two years ago and it just re-surfaced, as I read it I thought you know maybe this might help another Dad break the ice to their child. Blessings you all!
I was re-reading a letter I sent to my son trying to explain how my love is for him and I thought maybe if I share it here it may help another father be able to share his love with his kid so here goes nothing….
I like your new photo you two look good together. Son, we need to get together. I want you to know something son, I love you at a level that is so deep words can’t describe it. I know my lack of presence in your life causes others and yourself to question that level of love at times but believe me, it’s a level of love that is deeper than even I can understand.
A love that is only surpassed in depth by that of a mothers love and that is only because you grew in her womb not because she necessarily loves you more or me any less if that makes sense. I say that to say, regardless of the choices you make in your life I support you, I support them, and I support anything or anyone who may be included with you in those choices.
I want you to know that even if you decide to do, or become, or are a part of, something I have said I am openly against, or I have voiced negative opinions about in my past and possibly present. That if you chose to do or be a part of one of those said things that I would still support you.
Things are different for you because you’re my son we share the same blood, we have a part of each others heart inside of our own, and are basically of one accord. So basically buddy in sillier terms, you have a free pass in your dad’s eyes. Not to screw shit up like I have done the majority of my life, but to be who you want to be, do what feels right to you, and with whom you choose to do it with. Whatever life choices you make regarding those things I will always support 110% because I am your father and love you at a level only a father can.
You can talk to me about anything, and believe me, nothing you have to talk to me about will surprise me as I have seen and done many things, those I’m both proud of and not so proud of. The moral to the story, loving you is the greatest gift God has ever given me and through this love, he has given me for you, I can now somewhat begin to understand how deep his love is for you. Have a great day buddy talk to you soon. Love dad
About the Author: Marc is a 48-year-old Author, Speaker, and Soldier in a war to loosen the grasp that Substance Abuse has on our society. He is a Father, Son, and friend to all those seeking refuge from this incorrigible disease. Marc resides in the beautiful Pacific Northwest where he enjoys, writing, hiking, and kicking the disease of addiction in the teeth, every chance he gets. As Marc always likes to say, “be blessed, my friends!”