The following are letters from my daughter Hayley that I have annotated here word by word with what she wrote to me when I was wrongfully incarcerated due to a false restraining order issued against me by her mother. I'm a very lucky father, yet a very unfortunate husband:
OK- the first letter I got from Hayley after I initially contacted her through the mail while in jail:
Hi!!!! I miss you so much! How have you been? I hope good. School is going awesome for me. I'm getting good grades, and I've made tons of new friends! What about you- what have you been doing these days (running from her mother....)? Well, I miss you sooooo much, and I love you very much, too. I hope I get to see you soon! With love, Hayley Abshear
Her P.S. at the end of this letter completely wrecked me in jail, as it does now:
"P.S: Everything's gonna be OK- no matter what.
I then wrote Hayley back and established that we are now pen pals. She absolutely loved this new element to our relationship. She then wrote the following to me afterwards:
Dear daddy- Hey!! What's up! Wait! I almost forgot! We are pen pals- YAAAYYY!!!!! (smiley face). Ha ha ha- we are awesome! So guess what? My progress report has 3 As, 2 Bs, and a C. Sorry about the C.
Science is just not my subject! (frown face). Well, have you been good (I'm in jail at the time....)? I have. Oh, and another thing: I took a SRI test at my school and found out that I read at a 9TH GRADE READING LEVEL- isn't that awesome?
Well, I love you soooo much, and I hope to see you soon. Love always, Hayley. P.S: Please write me back! I LOVE being pen pals with you (heart symbol).
This letter was about 3 times as long as her original letter to me- and is more upbeat. I'm glad I had this effect on Hayley. The next letter from Hayley was after I sent her beautiful pictures drawn by my cell mate, Tommy. They were very cool:
Dear Daddy- Hey, what's up! I LOVED those drawings you sent me! They were so pretty! Thanks so much! So yeah, thanks for the pep talk bout science. but guess what? I brought my grade up to a B! YAY!!!!
So I'm glad you are so much better, and I'm so proud of you for that- keep it up! So I'm glad you made a new friend- tell him thank you for the drawings, and that they are presently hanging in my locker! YAY!!!!
Oh, and that I said, 'hi'. So I love being pen pals with you, and would love to continue. So write me back! I love you! Love always, Hayley. P.S: I'm being a guitar for halloween- isn't that cool?
I remain forbidden from contacting Hayley now through this method and all others. The law is now damaging my daughter, and this pisses me off, and there is nothing I can do about this.
Her last letter to me was over a month ago. I have no idea how my own daughter is doing right now, and she not getting mail from me anymore now pains me greatly, as with Hayley, I'm sure.