Dear Joseph and Lucia,
When my father (Papa Gene) passed away last year, it left me quite sad and alone. I’d lost my father. But that isn’t exactly true. Ever since he died, I continue to hear his lessons and love in my head. A part of him is with me forever… physically and emotionally. I can hear him giggle at some of my more stupid actions. I can also hear a more serious note when I’m on the verge of doing something wrong.
I hope you can hear me in your heads during the day. Even though I’m not with in person, I’m always with you in spirit and prayers. I only want the best for you. That is why I’ve chosen to stay away. I know your mother’s reaction to me would be disruptive in your lives. My greatest desire as your father is for you two to grow, learn, and excel in a healthy and happy environment.
So, as always… Question. Inquire. Experience. Search. I’m waiting.
P.S. Here is a picture of our pool I want to share with you when you guys eventually come to visit. The hot tub is heated and there’s a diving board.