THE PERFECT FATHER – A STORY FROM ANGEL TREE CAMPING

Story written for Prison Fellowship®. Originally posted to the Prison Fellowship blog on January 05, 2017.

Sydney’s father was “a man of extremes” who beat her but also brought her presents when he went out of town. “I talk about him as if he’s dead,” she says, “because in a sense who he was, is.”


THE PERFECT FATHER – A STORY FROM ANGEL TREE CAMPING

“It was important to my dad to look perfect,” Sydney remembers. “He used to give us pep talks before going anywhere—about how to act, what to say—so that we wouldn’t embarrass him.”

Sydney’s father was “a man of extremes” who beat her but also brought her presents when he went out of town. “I talk about him as if he’s dead,” she says, “because in a sense who he was, is.”

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