Remember | Mike Gardipee

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“Michael, I am falling in love with you.”

“Michael, I am pregnant, we are going to have a baby.”

“I am in love with you, Michael.”

“It’s a beautiful baby girl.”

“I can’t do this, Kara.” “Yes, you can Michael, I believe in you.”

“Michael, come home.”

“I love and forgive you. Kenzie and I need you.”

“Daddy, I love you.”

“Daddy, hold my hand so I don’t fall.”

“Daddy, can I sleep with you tonight? I had a bad dream.”

“I forgive you Michael, come back home.”

“Michael, I am pregnant, we are having twins.”

“I know you’re scared. Don’t run. We can do this together.”

“Michael, come hold your new baby girls.”

“Oh daddy, I love my sisters.”

“Michael, I forgive you, come home.”

“Daddy, I missed you, please don’t leave again.”

“Come play with us, Daddy.”

“Michael, we are pregnant again.”

“Michael, I know you are going to prison for a long time. I just want you to know that we all love you. I can’t tell you what the future holds for you and me, but I can tell you that I will always answer your phone calls and bring the children to see you.”

“Dad, I want to share something with you. I don’t want to hurt your feelings, but I need you to know that I am really mad at you for the way you have treated mom. Also because of you I have trouble trusting and building relationships with men. I love you, Dad, but you hurt me.”

God, help me to remember all of it. 

 

From the inside,

Mike Gardipee


 

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