Her father may have succeeded in molding her into a quiet, mindful wallflower for the time he needed her to be that way, and I’ll never know how much of her mental health issues can be attributed to this neglect. I do know, however, that she’s flourishing now. She’s no wallflower; she’s in full bloom.
This was a tough story to read and I’ll bet an even tougher story to tell. I hope you know your presence in your daughters life made a huge difference. She will forever feel safe with you. Thank you for sharing this, I know it was probably very difficult but I hope it was a cathartic experience for you.