What happened to Layla’s dad?

It’s a question I get a lot. And Im happy to answer it.

Here is the short answer:

I left laylas dad when I was 4 months pregnant and never went back. The relationship was toxic in extreme and I wanted something better for Layla and myself. I knew we deserved better.

Layla may not have a dad, but it’s not something I worry about. We don’t always get everything we want in life but shes a happy girl and she’s not growing up in a dangerous abusive home and that’s what’s most important.

While mine and my dads relationship is better now than it ever has been, I can say I didn’t really have a dad growing up. He was always working. And when he was home he sounded like a boot camp officer. And yet It’s ok that I didn’t really have a dad growing up. Because the truth is we really can’t have it all in this life. No one does, but despite it all there’s still reasons to smile, have fun, and love life and that’s what I’m teaching Layla.

 

XOXO,

Denise

 

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