Dear Diary, today, was a beautiful summer day. I walked along the beach and memories of summer’s past flooded my mind.
I remember Emily and Joshua when they were little, playing on the beach. Emily loved finding sea shells and Joshua loved finding starfish.They were so happy whenever I suggested going to the beach. They always thought I was the best dad ever.
I think of them often and wonder what life would have been like if I had have gone back to them after Helga put that spell on me.I still believe I did the right thing by leaving them. After all, who wants a monster for a father.
I am sure they would have been teased by other children. I didn’t want that kind of life for them.
I am such an old fool. I am writing this with tears running down my eyes. I just have to remember the past is the past. Sure these memories from summer’s past hurt, but I can’t change what I have done. I have to live for the present and the future, not the past.
I did find a box full of Emily’s old sea shells in the attic. It is amazing they have survived all these years. I felt close to my Emily while I held them and it made me feel good.
The children and I did enjoy our beach days together. Maybe that is why I like coming the beach so much.
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