I had harboured some vague hope that my stepdad would come to the wedding. He sent a letter to Tyna thanking us for the invitation and saying that Chris would be representing the James side of the family. He was my dad from when I was 18 months old until I was in college. Neither of us kept in good contact after my mom left him, on my part because I was sick of listening to him tell me that in his eyes my mother was dead (his words,) but I still thought he would come to the wedding. Especially after last year when I dropped in to visit him a little while before I moved out west. I really wanted to redevelop a relationship with him. I guess that desire is one-sided, and if that’s the case, then I don’t know what I can do about it. I’m not going to force something like that.


  • testytree

    July 8, 2005 at 4:13 am

    Weird you should mention him. I spent a big chunk of tonight wondering if I should get back in touch with my stepmother. Haven’t talked in 8 years, but she raised me for half my life.

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      July 8, 2005 at 3:32 pm

      Families = weirdness. Other than the visit I had with my stepdad last September, I haven’t talked to him in about 8 years either.