When your father is the BTK serial killer, forgiveness is not tidy | The Wichita Eagle The Wichita Eagle:
In December 2012, Kerri wrote to her father for the first time in five years.
She told him she would never forget his crimes or be at peace with
what he’d done. But she wrote that she was at peace with the man who
raised her. That man was a good man, whatever else he’d become.
And then she wrote of her life, which he would never see.
She wrote of the grandchildren he would never meet.
“I have come to terms with what happened with you and laid it to rest. I am never going to understand it but I forgive you.
“I don’t know if I will ever be able to make it for a visit but know that I love you and hope to see you in heaven some day.”
After that letter to her father, Kerri changed.
“Before she forgave him, she thought of herself as BTK’s daughter,” Darian said later.
“But as soon as she forgave him, she was Kerri again.”
But forgiveness is not tidy.