I called him...
Monday, December 24, 2007
Well I called my father last night. We talked for a couple hours.
I know what my mom has said and now I heard what he said and they don't match. According to my mom she got a call from a priest after my father went to him and said he wanted to get back with her and if he was drafted they couldn't work it out. My mom told the priest that basicly was bull that he hadn't been around and seen us girls in months. My father told me last night my mom got him drafted. My guess is my mom's version is more true because I don't know how my mom could get him drafted. I don't think they drafted someone because they were a deadbeat dad.
He made excuses and kind of blamed me too by saying I didn't try hard enough to stay in touch. He said a few times that he thought we were off to a good start with the visit in VA back in 87 then again in 89. But after the visit he never kept in touch.
My mom told me a few times he had called to get an address then I never heard from him. He said the last time he called her to get an address she wouldn't give him one and told him to find one on his own. ???? Who knows.. I hate to say it but the way my mom was about me maybe getting in touch with him maybe there is something to his side of the story and that if I did talk to him I might find out.
So, I'm not planning on telling her I talked to him. She might find out anyway in a round about way though my aunt but I'm not going to tell her.
He said he is going into the hospital on the 26th and surgery on the 27th and they are taking out the prostate, urethra, bladder and lymph nodes. Sounds really nasty to me.
He said he will keep in touch, email some pics and that he would call me back today. I'm not holding my breath and I'll believe it when it happens. I have heard that before.
But I did my part and called and will see what happens. I really don't think anything will come of it but if he doesn't make it though the surgery I at least had my say.