Dear Sophie

I wanted to write to apologise for not doing more to stop you getting hurt last weekend. Please forgive me.

I wasn’t thinking clearly and I should never have left you unsupervised, even for that split second. Seeing you in pain and knowing that I could have done something to prevent it has caused me great distress and I wanted to say sorry.

I know that you will probably have many more accidents, bumps and scrapes along your journey through life and that I  will not always be there to protect you.

You are extremely precious and God has given us the terrifying responsibility but incredible privilege of looking after you.

I want you to know that I will always do everything within my power to keep you safe. What happened the other day was my fault and I never want it to happen again.

Please accept my apology and I hope you can forgive me.

Lots of love

Daddy