I Just Thought You Should Know

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I Just Thought You Should Know
by Sam (age 15)

Dear Dad,

I just thought you should know what I'm doing now.
I am a strong person who spends his time
looking for ways to become more successful.

I just thought you should know how I'm feeling.
I am pissed because you couldn't be here and watch me grow.
It puts tears in my eyes knowing my father wasn't there.

I just thought you should know what I've been through
without seeing you. Since the last time I saw you I have
grown so much it would blow you away.

The moment I knew I could survive without you is important to me.

What I don't miss is you and your old life. At least
you don't have to worry about your son going down that path.

I just thought you should know
that I wish you could see my success.

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