FORT WORTH, Texas – A mother in a Texas domestic violence shelter found her son’s heartbreaking letter to Santa Claus, showing how the boy is struggling with his family’s situation during the holidays.
The 7-year-old boy, identified only as Blake, is living with his mom at one of several emergency shelters operated by Safe Haven of Tarrant County, which helps domestic violence victims in the Fort Worth area.
The full letter read:
We had to leave our house. Dad was mad. We had to do all the chores. Dad got everything he wanted. Mom said it was time to leave and she would take us to a safer place where we don’t have to be scared.
I’m still nervous. I don’t want to talk to the other kids. Are you going to come this Christmas? We don’t have any of our stuff here. Can you bring some chapter books, a dictionary, and a compass and a watch? I also want a very, very, very good dad. Can you do that, too?