Jan 27, 2019
I'm not entirely sure what to write here... This is the
most painful and healing conversation I believe I've ever had.
I never thought this would happen. It's a long episode
and there are a lot of ups and downs... Part of me says to
not share this with anybody and part of believes it's healing for
other people to hear these kinds of heavy conversations. I've
cried COUNTLESS times since this happened while listening back to
it and thinking it over...
We discuss my dad's life in Holland as a kid;
his life during and after WW2 in Nazi-occupied territory;
being an immigrant kid who didn't speak english;
his relationship with his family;
his burnout from a MEGA-stressful job;
his anxiety + depression;
how he managed to work his way through that PTSD;
and then how all of this affected me.
I was able to tell him things I never thought I'd be able to say (and he listened). I'm very grateful for him and his willingness to try to heal us.
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