Tuesday, March 02, 2010

My letter to my lost daughter

I wrote the following greeting to Katie on her wedding page guestbook a few moments ago, in hopes that she contacts me soon. It was an awkward thing to do. How does one announce oneself is such a case without coming across as strange in some way? We'll see how it goes. Hearing her voice on the other end of the phone would be a heart-stopper and tear-jerker.

Hello Katie and Erik. Congratulations to you both and many fond wishes for a happy new life together!

This is Katie's biological father. I visited with Katie when she was 5 and 6 years old. We roller-skated together, went to the beach, took lots of pictures with my camera (I still have many), played "doll house" and much more. I have many great memories.

Dawn told me to leave and not see Katie again when Katie was 6 because of my non-religious viewpoints. I did so. I sent letters and birthday and Christmas gifts for many years afterward, but I don't know if Katie got those things. I've been trying to find Katie for many years now to just say hello, and I finally came across the wedding announcement in the Post-Standard of Syracuse when I Googled Katie's name yesterday. I enjoyed each of the hundreds of photos of both families. You two look great together.

I don't know if Katie would like to call me or email me. I understand if she would rather not, though I hope she does, just to chat. I'll leave my phone number and email address in case she does. My phone is 404-409-3283 and my email is yandarn@bellsouth.net.

My Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?ref=profile&id=543083544. My blog is at www.beerandmind.blogspot.com.

I live in Roswell, GA, with my daughter Livy, who is 6.5 years old. I'm divorced but have a very nice relationship with my nice ex-wife Kelly. I'm a writer and businessman. I wrote a novel in 1997 and write regularly now. My work is printed in the Wall Street Journal and other papers, as well as my blog. I'm now writing my second novel and some political pamphlets along the line of Thomas Payne's. I'm a Tea Partier. I jog 3 to 4 times a week and love fitness.

Just wanted to give some background on me, so you will know that I'm not some crazed guy trying to too hard to begin a relationship with a daughter who hasn't seen him in 18 years. :)

My best wishes to you both. Take care.


Michael said...

I can't even begin to imagine how difficult that was for you, David.

I hope something good comes of it..

David Elmore said...

Thanks so much, Michael!
Me, too!