For those of you who don’t know – my relationship with my father is non-existent. I chose years ago to remove a cancerous person from my life and I never regret that choice.
My relationship with my daughter is … strained to say the least.
This morning, she texted me, asking me if she could call me later in the day. I told her I would be available in the afternoon.
The call never came. In the evening, I checked my caller id to see if I might have missed her call. I had previously checked the voice mail, but hadn’t checked the caller id. Guess what I saw when I looked? Her name and number? Nope.
Or, at least I assume it was my father. I have no idea where my father lives, but the city shown on caller id might have been from his cell phone from years ago (same city listed).
Why in the world would my father call me? I made it clear years ago that I wanted nothing to do with him. I told him very clearly why. I have never given him any indication that anything has changed.
And then I connected the dots. When I was talking to my father, but my sister wasn’t, he used to get me to pass messages to her – Love you. Miss you. etc. Did he have my daughter find out when I would be available so he could call me?
It’s just so wrong! The girl with whom I don’t communicate comfortably plotting against me with the man with whom I don’t communicate.
I’m just thankful that I wasn’t home when he called.
I’m counting my blessings!
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