Saturday, October 30, 2010

dear athena, do you remember dans rock?

Dear Athena,

Wow, what a video from your 18th birthday.  Doesn't it embarrass you to talk that way?  Why would you post this garbage?  Do you not have any pride at all?  If not, I suggest you go to your counselor at school and see if they can help.  You need to to make things right in your heart, with God.  If your not honest with anyone else, be right with Him and He will be your help.  

This video you just put on...  

Okay, enough of that.
  Let's talk about the memory of the day:

This was right after your interview.  Remember the fun?  The laughing?  Remember Gracie running away with your shoe?  This is when we went upstairs and were talking.  Remember how you kept telling me that your mom was unfair and selfish and that I didn't realize how she was?  I remember.  This was the last time I saw you.  That was over four years ago.  

One more memory for today:

Remember Dan's Rock?  You and Lindsey were writing with a sharpie on the rock.  It was a fun day! 

Friday, October 29, 2010

Dear Athena Phillip, Your Memory Lives On...

Dear Athena,

Gracie sleeps on my lap as I write this.  You remember Gracie, right?  I hear you got a puppy of your own.  I'm so happy for you.  You did mention on youtube that your puppy is cuter than mine.  LOL.  I'm going to take that as a joke and not sarcasm, and wish you the best with your new puppy.  She's adorable.  I'm so glad you got yourself a puppy.  Everyone should own a dog!  

Your dad went once again to the doctor yesterday.  If you don't understand what Crohn's disease is, let me sum it up by saying you get ulcers throughout your intestines and they swell, hurt, bleed and sometimes grow into other organs of your body and become life threatening.  Your dad is at the stage where he bleeds a lot from his bowel.  It's all stress.  He's pretty high strung to begin with, and on top of that put the loss of Pop-pop in 2006 then the ongoing badgering from...  well...  you know what I'm talking about.

Okay, enough about us.  Let's talk about the 'memory of the day'....

Remember when you, Lindsey, your Dad and I went to see Sweeny Todd, the play?  We had so much fun that night.  And you and Lindsey kept singing the Sweeny Todd song. LOL.  You were sure smiling in admiration at whoever was taking this picture.  That's right... it was your Dad taking the picture. You meant the world to him.  So sad what happened....

Monday, October 25, 2010

Athena Once Loved Her Dad... Before Parental Alienation

Dear Athena,

Not much to say.  

Just a memory of the day:

Just you and your Dad. 
 Remember how much you used to love him?  

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Athena Phillip, Letter, Parental Alienation

Dear Athena,

We don't know much about what's going on with you these days.  We send money for you every month, but that's about it.  Don't hear anything...  We wonder sometimes if you've ever realized what's happened to you.  If you ever have come to the truth in your journey....

Here, things are moving right along.  You're dad is very sick and not working anymore.  I didn't know if you knew that or not.  

Marissa, Lindseys little girl, spent the night with us on Friday. She's such a beautiful little thing.  You would love her.  She knows you through pictures and videos.  She calls you Mathena.  She'll always say, "I want to do it the way Mathena does it" or "I'm sliding down the slide the way Mathena does."  It's so cute.  

Memory for the day:

Ocean City Maryland...

Remember when we went and stayed in the trailer at the campsite at Fronteir Town?  Remember just outside of our trailer was a pavilion where they'd show late night movies on a big screen?  And have dancing?  And ice cream nights where you could create your own sundae?

You and your Dad after creating your Sundae

You and Lindsey at night outside.  We told
scary stories that night by the fire.  Remember
the story of Miranda?  LOL

I'm pretty sure this was at Fronteir Town as well.
Your dad had his 'vacation' shirt on.  We
played miniature golf that night.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Indiana Visit

Dear Athena,

It's me again.  You're Dad hasn't been feeling well lately.  It's all the stress...  but you don't really want to hear about that now do you?  You really don't care about that stuff now.  Your mind has been programmed to believe that he is not important to you.  Okay.

Memory of the day:

Remember Indiana?  This picture might jog your memory.  Your dad fought the courts and your mom for years so that he could take you out there...  You loved it.  Really!  You did!! 

You and your dad.
You loved him at one time.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Getting To Know You... Then saying Goodbye

Dear Athena,

Wow, a lot of years are passing by since we last saw you.  You're an adult now... though you're still in school.  I'm sorry that you feel you have to make fun of me, and you're dad.  I guess that's how you deal with us being absent from your life.  

Anyway.  Let's put that aside and pull up some memories from the past.  

I remember the first months I met you.  Getting to know you.  You were so sweet.  You loved to tell me about your cat, Tinker.

We were at your Pop Pop's house

We were all so happy and had such a great time when you'd come to stay with us.  We missed you when you stopped coming.

Lindsey and you...

You're dad, sure knows how to have a good time!

Hopefully some day you will remember once again.  And then your mind will be set free.  And you will ask forgiveness for all you have done....  

Hopefully it won't be too late.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Pet Store Memories, Parental Alienation

Dear Athena,

Well, now that you're eighteen and no longer a 'child' I'm sure you must feel a little more independent.  

I can remember when you begged your mom to let you come and live with us and  wished you were old enough to make up your own mind. Do you remember that? 

 Do you remember how you used to cry when you had to leave us?  That was before Dr. Jack Gerhard hypnotized you and planted the false memories.  

I pray that you will someday remember your good life.  
The one you left behind.

You and Lindsey in the Pet Store.  You girls
always had such fun together.

You will never find another who cared for
you as much as your Dad did...
What a shame.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Innocence Gone

Dear Athena,  

Last night I had a dream about you once again.  Only this time you weren't young.  You weren't sweet.  You weren't innocent.  You were... the person that you have become as a result of the parental alienation.  

In my dream you were conceited, self centered, arrogant, crude, loud, and obnoxious... not to mention your filthy mouth that you brought to my subconscious as well.  

At least my dreams have changed and the sweet little girl I once knew is gone.  It's always sad to wake up to the reality of what happened then...  Now it's easier.  

Okay... memory of the day....  lest you've forgotten:  

You're favorite shirt - The one you liked the best on your Dad. Do you remember?

I pray that someday you will be free of the awful lies that have been planted into your brain and in your heart.  I pray that your heart will change, and you will be the girl you once were.