What I Learned After Dad Left Our Family

Making sense of my childhood and being comfortable with who I am.

Religion and Hypocrisy

Writing about dad isn’t easy.

“As a father has compassion on his children,
so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him.”

— Psalms 103:13 (NIV)

That scared the shit out of me. I feared God alright.

“Do everything in love.”

— 1 Corinthians 16:14 (NIV)

Flip a few pages and then it’s wipe out an entire city because that would be delightful and holy:

“They devoted the city to the LORD and destroyed with the sword every living thing in it — men and women, young and old, cattle, sheep and donkeys.”

— Joshua 6:21 (NIV)

For my adolescent mind, the Bible was consistently inconsistent.

The Divorce

The divorce was sudden, and not soon enough.

A New Adventure in Toronto

University was a place to re-invent myself.

Kicked Out

In the summer after the first year of University, I was kicked out of my dad’s place.

Alaska, Grandad’s Last Trip

In August, I was fortunate enough to join my sister and my dad’s family to go on an Alaskan cruise. One week. It would be the last trip I’d spend with my granddad before he lost his ability to walk. It was worth every moment. I joined a horde of Wong family members.

English teacher, language lover, and dancer. I write about learning languages, dance, and personal growth. http://jjwong.net I IG: thejjwong

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