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 Letter from Carrie [02/19/91]

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February 19, 1991

Dear Dad,

I just finished reading your history. It was fascinating! I have to admit I was a little worried about reading it - for fear it would be to hard to think of you in those conditions. Although it was an awful experience for you, you wrote about it with a sense of humor - looking for the good in even the worse [sic] of situations.

I remember bits and pieces of these stories, as you have shared them over the years - but now to have the whole story written down - it means so much. Thank you for taking the time to share that with us.

As you wrote of your experiences, and the things you did for others, the way you reacted to the stress and pain I saw you - the Dad the example you have always been to me. The word to descripe [sic] you is integrity. your willingness to share what little you had - its the example you always set for us. I am so proud of you Dad - what you were then and what you are now.

When you shared your pain at the end in finding your wife remarried I cried for you, having faced so much to come home to that. But I'm glad it happened, because then you had to find Mom and begin this family. We believe you choose your family before coming to earth - I'm sure if I watched you from the pre-existence (pre earth life)

I love you Dad!

Love, Carrie

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