And that's when I realized just who he really is. I will never get an apology for the hurt and harm he caused. If I expect this then I will be forever angry because it's something that he can't mentally do.
In the end, the biggest thing to remember is to be patient with us. We are trying to get to the point where none of this hurts anymore and a place of acceptance, but it's going to take a little while because we didn't want our life to turn out like this.
My little lady is so much stronger than I could ever wish to be. And she doesn't even know how strong she is. I sit and tear up sometimes just watching how care free she is because she has no clue how much her father and his family don't want to play an active, healthy, role in her life. They only play an active role when they are ready to or choose to or have time to or have money to.
And until then, I'll just enjoy being with me - the person I was meant to be with for the rest of my life.