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.