AMORE’ (Daughter): You get told to sit on the bed… because they have to tell you something. ‘We’re moving but daddy isn’t coming with us’. Wait. What? What about the sleepover that I have next weekend? What about church on Sunday and then lunch at Granny and Pawpaw’s house? What about the homework that is due next week? What about my friends? What about our house? AND my father isn’t coming, either?

Everything I’ve ever known…gone. All the plans I made…gone.

I’m confused. I’m sad. I have questions. But I don’t understand or even feel like I can say anything. I’m just a kid. Would it even matter if I said anything? Could we stay if I begged? Would daddy come if we asked him too?

You don’t ask those questions though. You don’t want this. You don’t want to say goodbye. But you get in the back of the car and watch the house that you thought would be the one you grew up in, get smaller. You watch the bedroom that you picked out the color for, slowly fade away. You watch the house that held your family, disappear until it’s just…gone. What’s even worse? The father that completed my family of four…he’s gone too. Just gone.

DALE (Father): I was driving home to surprise the family with an afternoon in the park. To say I was excited would be an understatement. After weeks and months of long hours and busy weekends, this day is long over due. I cannot wait to see their faces when I pull into the drive. They will hear the garage door open as I approach. Before I can make it all the way to the house, I will see two of the most beautiful little girls in the world running with excitement to greet me.

As I approach the house confusion begins and questions begin to fill my mind. Why is there a U-Haul in my drive? Why are cars parked strategically around my house?

My excitement…GONE. Visions of my daughters running down the drive to meet me, GONE.

If I had been delayed 10 minutes, for whatever reason, I would have come home to an empty house and my family, GONE.


Published by faithfullyrestored2

I am Amore' Brock Dukes and this is my daddy Dale Brock. This is our story of restoration of our daddy/daughter relationship that was broken for 12 yrs. Journey w/ two perspectives, (daughter/father) as we share our hearts, struggles and victories of overcoming by the Word of God and honest communication.

3 thoughts on “GONE

  1. Love the name. Love the story. Love your honesty. There are others who can be helped by this, I’m sure. Reaching out for God to bless others and to heal broken hearts.


    1. Thank you. Our prayer is to bring hope and encouragement to others who feel like there is no hope. We pray that through our story, people will be able to start their own journey to restoration and forgiveness. Thank you again for reading our first of many blogs. Please feel free to share it as well. Dale


  2. I have a feeling this blog will be used by the Lord in a BIG way. Can hardly wait to read the next installment. Thank you so much for sharing your story with us.


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