A Grandfather’s Letter To His Daughter About her Disowning Her Gay Son.

A Grandfather's Letter To His Daughter About her Disowning Her Gay Son.

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  1. I applaud this man’s support of his grandson, but I question if it really serves to respond to an unkind action by doing the same. Ghandi said, ‘An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.’ Blessings on this family.

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    1. Hi 🙂

      You know, I had that exact same thought! 🙂

      On one hand I can see that maybe some ‘tough-love’ might help shock his daughter into reviewing the situation, but on the other hand him repeating her actions seems a bit illogical! Hmm…

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  2. I am 57 years old, I am father and grandfather, and I’ve dealt to teach my children from small that you have to respect the religious, political and sexual preferences of others. If we do not fulfill our responsibility with our children, we cannot claim then that they must have values and principles and tolerance. Respect for freedom and to diversity is vital in our time. My children are special, they respect the differences of others, but I took my time and my love to guide them from little ones.

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  3. I’m with harulawordsthatserve on this one. I think the grandfather is doing the right thing (accepting his grandson) in the wrong way (modeling the behavior he is condemning in his daughter.) May they both find love in their hearts that allows them to accept and show kindness to those they have rejected. May the grandson break the chain of rejection and model for both of them a kinder way to live.

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  4. The concluding line “to find heart and give a call” shows the concern of the father.
    In fact, no parent disown the children.
    Forgiveness and compassion are to be remembered.

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  5. I agree with all of you… somewhat. If I believed the man truly wished to disown his daughter, I would say he was in the wrong, but as was already said, his parting line clearly shows that what he said was meant more for shock value, in the hope of making her understand what she’s done to her son and bring her to her senses. He clearly wishes for her to wake up and smell the coffee here. However, I also think that he was a little more aggressive and confrontational than necessary, most likely due to his high level of indignation on behalf of his grandson.

    At least he erred in love and protecting someone than in bigotry and small-mindedness… I can at least give him high marks for that.

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  6. Out of curiosity, though… I’m wondering if you know how this letter came to be on the internet in the first place? The woman surely wouldn’t have posted it herself. Did her father post this on-line to further shame his daughter, or is it simply a ‘dramatization’, a fictional letter about something that didn’t actually happen, but was created out of the intent to try and bring awareness to situations like that?

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