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Posted by: Ella ( )
Date: August 14, 2018 11:24AM

Hi everyone,

First, I just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for all of the responses to my family drama venting. You gave me so much amazing feedback and kind replies....I was overwhelmed with how supportive you were. I’ve been a lurker on this board for a while and I just love how great the community is.

Anyway, I took your advice and called my dad last night. He sounded pretty shocked to hear from me, but we talked for almost two hours and really reconnected...it was such a good experience. I could barely keep it together. He wasn’t upset with me at all and just wanted to talk about everything...religion, my life, other family, etc.

I’m thinking about flying out to NYC at the end of September to visit. So excited.

Thanks everyone.

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Posted by: knotheadusc ( )
Date: August 14, 2018 11:34AM

That's wonderful news! Good for you for taking that step. I hope you will go see him.

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Posted by: sbg ( )
Date: August 14, 2018 11:35AM

Ella, I am SO HAPPY for you. (and your dad)

Make the trip, it will be amazing.

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Posted by: Aquarius123 ( )
Date: August 14, 2018 11:36AM

Oh, ella, congratulations! I am so glad you connected with your dad! You boldly took the chance, reached out, and got wonderful results by the way you handled things! (Ella))))

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Posted by: Done & Done ( )
Date: August 14, 2018 11:39AM

Yay! Been dying to know what happened. Knew it would end up like this. It was pretty obvious. So happy for you.

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: August 14, 2018 11:46AM

It is really something for you both to look forward to. Hope things go as well (or better,) than planned.

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Posted by: captainklutz nli ( )
Date: August 14, 2018 11:53AM

Yay!!!! Congratulations to both of you.

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: August 14, 2018 12:11PM

I'm always right!!

That one was your freebie; the next I charge...

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Posted by: Devoted Exmo ( )
Date: August 14, 2018 12:27PM

That's wonderful news. Here's to wishing you many years of a fulfilling relationship with your father. And this speaks really well of him too.

Thanks for returning and giving us and update.

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: August 14, 2018 01:06PM

You have no idea how nice it was to read your story the other day. You were talking about a loving dad, someone who will always love you. So you were setting us up for a really splendid "return and report."

There's no surprise in what you are now saying but great joy. Thanks for letting us see it happen!

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Posted by: summer ( )
Date: August 14, 2018 01:10PM

Outstanding! I'm so glad for you. Definitely visit if you are able. The end of September through October is a great time to be in NYC. If you don't have the money to fly out, consider asking your dad for a plane ticket. I'm sure if there is any way that he can swing it, he will.

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Posted by: cl2 ( )
Date: August 14, 2018 01:53PM


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Posted by: captainklutz ( )
Date: August 14, 2018 01:53PM

I think all of us who told her to call are going to be insufferably pleased with ourselves for at least a week.

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Posted by: ificouldhietokolob ( )
Date: August 14, 2018 04:50PM

Ella, being a dad, I think I'm safe in saying that no matter how happy you are, your dad is happier. By calling you made his day. No, week. No...life.

Good for both of you. I hope you see him soon!

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Posted by: Cheryl ( )
Date: August 14, 2018 06:12PM


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Posted by: stellam ( )
Date: August 14, 2018 09:13PM

Thriling news! Love to you and your dad!

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Posted by: Beth ( )
Date: August 15, 2018 08:47AM

Thank you for sharing your joy with us, Ella. Thank you XOXO

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Posted by: Tevai ( )
Date: August 16, 2018 03:13AM

I am very happy for both of you!!

Please keep us updated as future events unfold.

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