Dad, believe me when I tell you that it has been very hard for me to gather enough courage and write this letter to you. I hope that by the end of this letter, you will be able to forgive me, understand my situation, and show your support. I know that you love me and I kindly request you to give me your blessings and let me follow my dreams which, I believe, are going to make me happy.
I have decided to leave for good and start a life with Frank in Buenos Ayres as a husband and a wife. I know you really don’t like him, more so his life as a sailor, and all the wondering ways that come with his line of job, but I love him very much and I can’t think of living without him. Working at the stores will never be as fulfilling as what I hope my future with Frank is going to be.
I must admit that I promised my ailing mother that I was going to take care of you, my siblings, and our house, and I have kept my word to this, but I now believe it’s time for me to move on. I am sure that my mother is going to understand me. I am a girl, and we both know that my home is not here but it is where Frank is going to take me.
Relocating to another place will help me have peace and will enable me to forget and start afresh from the violence I have gone through. Staying here will be like scratching a wound for I will never forget all that I went through, but my staying in Buenos Ayres is going to heal all my wounds and bad memories. I will forever treasure your selfless efforts in bringing us up, and I assure you I hold no grudges against you. Please, take care of Harry and Earnest and make them understand and respect my decision. I love you, dad, and I hope to see you again one day. Bye