was played on: June 9th, 2010
in: Stow, OH United States
“i called pops to say im sorry”
i decided to call my biological father today.
i never really knew him growing up, i was raised by my step-father who adopted me, and who was always dad to me. when i was in my early twenties, i started to get to know my biological father who likes to be called pops. it gave me a chance to also meet siblings that i had never before met. pops tried several times to make an effort with me, but at times i was hurt and so i often was withdrawn and or mean towards him. the past few years, ive gotten along better with him, but never really see or talk to him much, maybe a couple times a year at the most.
so, while holding card 24 in my hand, i took a deep breath and dialed his number. someone else answered the phone, and it seemed like forever until he was on the phone. after some basics - hey, how are you? yep, these rainy week-ends suck - i took anothe rdeep breath and i told him i was sorry. i apologized for being mean, for being disrespectful, i apologized for often blowing him off when he was trying to make an effort, i was on a roll when he interrupted me and said, its all good, thats all in the past, lets work on the future.
i want to thank boom boom, helene and mb for having this card in the deck and giving me the open opportunity to do what i have known i wanted to do for a long time.
Stop 1 of this card’s journey.