Ella here - I though I would share this letter. I wrote it to my Birth Father after all attempts at a reconciliation had failed. (POSSIBLE TRIGGERS)
When I was young I lived in a happy, normal family. I felt safe, secure and
loved by both of you.
When I reached puberty it all changed. You used to make up or exaggerate things
I had done wrong and soon being stripped naked and beaten by you became part of
a horrible routine of humiliation and pain. This went on for years, on until
the PE teacher at school noticed how much weight I had lost.
Do you remember what happened next? The Police, social workers, me being taken
to a place of safety, the gentle probing into blotted out events, solicitors,
the allegations that everybody believed but could not prove. Surely Dad, you
Now I am living with people that love me. People who make me feel special.
People who want the best for me, who would never hurt me. All those things I
don’t think you can ever give me.
Too much has happened in our shared past that cannot be forgotten or forgiven.
Too many tears, too much anger and hatred. For my sake and for the sake of my
new family I want you to leave me alone. No letters, no phone calls, no visits.
They say forever is a very long time. Perhaps some years from now we might be
able to meet again but this must be initiated by me.
But 4 years later I have a loving husband. And I have Nicola (2). And I have Eve. But he is on the run from people who want to kneecap him.
So I guess I won after all! :)