Mom dad, I have something to tell you. I am moving out.
Th night after graduation I decided to tell my parents I was moving out and they couldn't do anything to stop me. The only thing I was worried about was how my dad would react but I realized that his opinion didn't matter. Only mine did.
It's ok mom. I know that business meant a lot to him.
James, I'm so sorry that your father hasn't been the nicest lately.
Once I told them my mom fell to her Knees and began to cry. My dad just stood their with his mouth open and after about five minutes of complete silence he yelled out, "what". I then walked over to my seat and finished my dinner.
That night I couldn't sleep. Neither could my parents. My mom was still crying. she stopped every now and then to take a breath and then would cry some more. My dad was pacing the floor and didn't say a word for the rest of the night. They were both really upset.
For the next few days I packed my things and got ready to leave. My mother came in to help me every now and then but always left to go cry in her room. One night she walked in to help me pack and we ended up talking about dad.
One week later I was all ready to go and was on my way. I said goodbye to mom and she told me to come visit sometime. I told her I would come as often as possible. I tried to say goodbye to dad but all he did was turn away.
It has been twenty years since I moved out. I now have a family of my own. I have three kids, one girl and two boys. I also have an amazing wife named Megan. I am a police officer now and love my job so much. I visit my parent as much as possible and my kids love them. Me and my dad are great friends now. We found a way to put our difference aside.