I [...] fear we are simply going to have to disagree. I do not see them as small favors. I see it as abusing his kindness.
Yes, quite. They [Pause, crossed out.] I realize I am no longer a part of the family. So I have done my best to respect that with my absence. Though I have made several missteps in attempting to check to see how they fare. Sam, most especially. I have contacted other people [Pause, press of pen to page. Finally slowly. Admitting it.] I believe I may have stalked her a bit.