Custos Libri Columbae


Dearest Cameron and Frances,

It is with great fondness that I look back upon all the times that we were able to share together.  Having two children as wonderful as you is a blessing beyond anything that I could have ever imagined in this lifetime.  I love you with all my heart and continue to pray for you both on a daily basis.

The last time I saw you or received any information about you was in 2013.  My heart has been very heavy since that time but I have faith that God will bring us together again one day.  I look forward to that time with all my heart.  Please know that whenever it is that we are reunited, you’ll have a father who will welcome you with open arms.  My love for you is unconditional and there will never be anyone as important to me as my children.

I truly hope that your mother will allow us to see each other again while you are still children.  What she is doing is wrong and hurtful to all of us but if you are going to have a healthy life you must learn to forgive her.  I know this is easier said than done; it took me nearly two years to forgive her.

People who are unable to forgive others spend their lives carrying heavy burdens.  Hate and anger, no matter how justified, weigh heavily on the soul and will tarnish even the most wonderful of blessings in life.  By forgiving those who have hurt us we make a choice to stop carrying such burdens and this allows us to live fruitful and enjoyable lives.  This is one of the reasons that Jesus tells us to love our enemies and pray for those who would hurt us.

I love you both so much and look forward to making new memories with you in the future.  Until that day comes I’ll keep praying for all of you.

With much love,


Colin M. McGroarty


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