In Reply to: My response to the FGA's. posted by John La Mattery Jr. on February 26, 2005 at 13:11:16:
Thank you. You have reached out and showed that you understand where FGs are/were at. You clearly understand the issues and I'm sure that long conversations with your father have contributed largely to this. But more importantly, it's clear that your father was the one who really had to come to terms with what you and your sisters suffered in the group. He was the one who had to literally shake off his denial and truly understand you and ask for forgiveness.
Again, thank you for writing what you did. I hope that all of our generation will reciprocate, step way outside our circle and understand and identify with what your generation has suffered, and our part in it. I think most of the regualar posters on this board have done so, and I know of several who, like your dad, have already done everything they can to make ammends with their adult children and have received forgiveness. But while the regular posters may not be that many, there are MANY more FGs who read this board who never post and who maybe still need to get up the gumption to make ammends, realize that their kids are the most important things in their lives. So your message was very important. Thank you.