Letter to My Daughter: I’m Not the Father I Should Have Been

T.J. Holmes reveals his pain and regret over missing his daughter’s childhood.

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I can’t help that the urge is back. The urge to tell you I’m sorry. But I know you won’t accept it. You will tell me what you’ve been telling me for years: I have no reason to be sorry. So let me thank you instead. I wasn’t a great father to you. Thank you for being a great daughter to me.


T.J. Holmes is a journalist and TV personality. Formerly of CNN, he can currently be found at MSNBC, and his commentary can be found online. Follow him on Twitter.

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