Creative Writing: Eulogy For Father

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You don’t know me, but I feel like I know you from all the stories your father has told me. He talks about you all the time and he misses you like crazy. I don’t know what lies you 've been told, but your dad loves you more than anything in this world and would do anything for you. I was the one that helped him make it through the child support battle. What none of you know is how much he was willing to give your mom the money that she wanted back. Even though she was the one that told him not to pay anymore and refused to cash the checks he gave her, he was willing to give it back to her. He tried to explain that with the 30,000 interest that she tacked on, that he wouldn’t be able to afford the $833 she was requesting be paid in the next…show more content…
Hell, he was willing to pay it all (including the interest) if she gave him a longer amount of time to pay it back. All he could afford was $500 a month, it wasn’t bc he was living the high life or anything. Your father has sacrificed his whole life so that he could give you anything and everything you needed. He didn’t buy himself a nice car, he didn’t get a place of his own, and never bought himself anything nice. You were all that mattered and he would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. It’s not that he doesn’t want to pay for your college, it’s just that he cannot afford it. With the amount of the child support, interest, and half of college; he would be paying her 80,000 plus another 75,000. You know as well as Bethany knows, that your father doesn’t make the money that the other men she married. Mark was giving her the most he could afford without having to go without food, gas, or money for bills. The only reason he retained a lawyer is that he could get the amount to what he could afford or make it to where he had more time to pay her what she wanted. He was never trying to get out of the amount of back child support that he owed. He even offered to pay an extra 9,000 that he didn’t have to pay once the lawsuit was
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