What can I say on Valentine’s Day to my daughter?
First and foremost let’s see what Valentine’s day really is.
I created the link so I don’t have to deal with it.
There will be flowers, chocolate and missing my girlfriend this year.
What are you all up to?
Valentine’s day is here and my girlfriend is in Japan with her family so I have no one to celebrate the stupid created money grab holiday with.
So who do I love?
Of course! It’s so easy. My daughter, Lorelei!
So I’ll just write to her today.
Happy Valentine’s Day to you, love.
You are the light of my life, and even though you rose from a broken marriage, we both loved you so much.
I can’t speak for your mom but I love you more than I love myself, and I know she does too.
As crazy and difficult as anything has been between your mom and me, we both love you and would give our lives to protect you in this world.
I forgive your mom for everything, and I hope she is smiling right now.
Life is way too short to be bitter about anything.
I’m so happy that you and Brad have been in a relationship for over 4 years now! (We love him! He gets to come to Christmas every year at Janice’s house!)
You have worked from the day you graduated high school, and been so consistent in everything you’ve pursued.
You’ve been in the same job for the last two years and have outlasted most of your coworkers, and you’ve been promoted.
I’m so proud of you my only daughter.
You’ve been in the arts since you were 4 years old. Singing, choir, acting, drama, shows, and plays non-stop. Theater Camp, and then high school plays, non-stop.
You came to me at 18 to escape the clutches of your mom and flourished here in Philly.
I love that because we both made great decisions to come to this city for retribution and rebirth. Me in 2007, and you in 2015. Our family is from here and we belong here.
You and I had a great conversation tonight about how you have been making music again in your life.
Lor, you are a brilliant singer, but as an artist myself I knew I could never push you when you arrived here in Philly at 18.
Artists can never be controlled.
As much as a parent I wanted to encourage your talent I knew I was powerless, so I did nothing. The talent either thrives or perishes.
There is no middle ground when it comes to art.
Lorelei, you healed and flourished here in Philly.
I started to see your art return to you slowly. (That’s how it always occurs)
Long story short, you have now connected with a guitarist and you are going to start playing paid gigs at a bar here in Philly. You are very much in control of the setlist and the guitarist is on board, so this is really happening.
I couldn’t be happier.
I’m a big fan of: “If you’ve got the gift, use it”
But it’s happening and I’m so excited! The former musician’s daughter that is far more talented than him is now going forth with her art.
You guys even have a venue and will be getting paid, which puts them light years ahead of anything I was doing back in 1979!
I’m so proud of my daughter and will invite everyone to her first show… I know it will be amazing.
Umm… I’m going to write these last words just so they’re on the internet forever for her from me…
Happy Valentine’s Day, my love!
My beautiful bird…
Go forth and sing.
I have wished for this day for so long, and now it’s here.
This moment in your life is so important.
Now you strike.
Daughter, it is your time to fly high, but not to close to the sun.
Protect your wings.
Life is fleeting and fragile.
Your Dad will always be here for you as long as I can stand.
As I get older I’ve learned that life is always moving fast.
In a short amount of time…
This will all seem like a long time ago.
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