The most shocking thing about this letter is that it has taken him this long to write it.
In response to Billy Ray Cyrus' recent rant against the years Miley Cyrus spent on Hannah Montana and his anger towards her current handlers, Michael Lohan has written an open letter to his fellow father of a famous offspring.
Ironically, Michael sees a lot of himself and his situation with his own daughter, Lindsay Lohan, in what Billy Ray is going through. Coming from experience, he has some advice and sympathy to share with Billy Ray's achy breaky heart.
Hold onto your mullets, because Papa Lohan has a lot to say. He writes in his
Oh My God! Am I seeing and reliving almost the same exact situations, scrutiny, pain and willingness to sacrifice yourself, for the sake of your family?
As hard and frustrating as it is, believe me when I say, it's a road worth traveled. Even if it may have its’ bumps and grinds along the way. As I was raised, there is nothing like the love a man has for his family nor is there any length he will go to save or protect them. The hardest part is, experiencing the pain that comes from the resistance of the very one(s) you are trying to save.
The one(s) you love so much, and are willing to die for, are too blinded by the "bright light" and people who use our loved one(s) while everyone thinks you are supposed to sit back and pretend it goes unseen. As I don't see you as any one of the three monkeys with their hands over their ears, eyes and mouth. I, nor you, are the type of men who will sit back and do or say nothing at the risk of being persecuted. When I look at what you are going through, I am forced to see myself. Two men who know what divorce and alienation, have done to our families.
Why I ask, if it so hard for our wives, children and even the public, to see that all we are trying to do, is to be there for our family and try to make things right? Isn't it clear that the answer is so easy but the people who don't matter, make it so hard? While all we want is our family and normal lives back, others forsake that for so much more. Why is it that people don't put themselves in or shoes? And say to themselves, “How would I feel if that was happening to me?”
The sad part is, they don't and they probably never will. But that doesn't mean that men like you and I should ever give up. While we can't change the world, our example just might touch a few, and maybe even the one(s) we seek to save.
To that end, I want to say, that I know what you are going through, I feel your pain and frustration, and I also admire your strength, dedication and love, for your family in the name of God.
Best and God Bless,
P.S. - I have an idea for a song/album/TV pilot/reality show/parenting book/line of Ed Hardy shirts I want to pitch to you. Give me a call.
That was sad.
No, not like "boo-hoo" sad. More like, "do you have a level of pitifulness you aren't willing to stoop to" sad. We will not clap for this.
At this time, we'd like to write our own letter to Mileybird's papa, just in case he's giving Michael's sentiments any kind of consideration. It goes something like this:
We think we've made our point.
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