‘My dearest daughters, today I say goodbye’
A father who is giving up after a four-year fight to see his daughters has written the two girls an emotional goodbye email, prompting fathers facing similar situations to say: “Remember, brother, you are not alone.”
The email has been distributed as far as the US, Canada and Saudi Arabia.
The father, who can’t be named in order to protect the identity of his children, divorced his ex-wife in 2004. He told The Star that since then she has not allowed him to see his daughters, aged 8 and 11, except for a weekend visit with the eldest last year.
‘My dearest daughters, today I say goodbye to you’
“My dearest daughters, today I say goodbye to you, as I no longer have the strength to continue the four-year battle with your mother. I am mentally, physically and financially drained. Please always know that I love you, and that this is no decision on my part,” the email reads.
The father said his ex-wife had prejudiced his daughters against him, resulting in “hate faxes” in which the girls said they didn’t want to see him. “I do not know you, I do not go to strangers,” the eight-year-old wrote.
“Yes, you have become strangers to me too, but I have tried so hard to see you girls,” the father said in his email.
He has kept a detailed file of his attempts, and said that if his daughters came looking for him one day, he would show them the file, so that they could make up their own minds about what happened. https://dadsdivorce.com/articles/my-dearest-daughters-today-i-say-goodbye/