Family

Let me start off by saying this letter is not intended to "get at you". I am just hoping that you haven't realized your actions or lack thereof. When your grandchild was just an infant I understood when you never had any one-on-one time together (infants can be scary), but now your grandchild is a toddler and more capable of doing things. I clearly see the relationship you have with your first grandchild and can't help but wonder why no effort is made for your other grandchild. Your grandbaby has no idea who you are. Yes, you were there to visit the day he was born. Yes, you were there for his first birthday. I would love to use excuses such a you live far away or that your career keeps you so busy that you dont have much free time. Sadly thats not true, your job is close to our home and...
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Dear son, I find it very difficult to write this letter to you, especially since we've never had the opportunity to meet, but I want you to have the opportunity to know a little bit about me. I am a Veteran of the Armed Forces, honorably discharged after 6 years. I am a musician, guitar mainly. I also ride motorcycles and I enjoy making people laugh, and I love to hunt and fish. I am also a husband and a father(which brings me to the hardest part, the truth). I met your mom 3 years before you were born, while I was in the military. I cannot tell you that everything was great because it wasn't. I can, and will, tell you that we both made mistakes. Since I was in the military they could send me anywhere they wanted and they did. In August before you were born I got orders to go...
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I want you to know that I am not going to replace you or attempt to try. That isn’t my job. That isn’t what I want. I am not the mother of these children but I will be helping raise them via their father. I would rather be a friend or an auntie to them. They are sweet, smart, beautiful children and I understand your fears as a mother as I am one myself. The last thing I want is to overstep any boundaries, but I want you to know that I will love them, and be there for them, to tuck them into bed and for them to have someone to turn to. I will treat them as if they are my own and love them just as much. But you need to understand we are now a blended family and you are part of that too and while we don’t need to be friends or even get along, we need to be civil for the children. It...
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I'm not even sure where to start...I guess with, regardless of everything that has happened, I miss YOU. I'm not sure what we ever did to you to make you handle things you way you did, but i wish it would have been different. I wish you would have come to us, and trusted us. I wish all of you who say you love our son so much, would've taken the time to find out about his disorder, and find out how to help him heal. Instead, everyone believed I was the evil one, and enabled this horrible disorder, enabled it to make him hurt and suffer more than he already was. You tried to take our son! You had no right to do that! And then if that wasn't enough, you tried to get this sweet boy back with this horrible monster that did this to him. What did we ever do to deserve that? What did I ever do to...
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This letter is not written with the intent that you will receive these words and feel anything. Although I’m certain you will eventually read these words and know I’m talking to you, this letter has very little to do with you. You see, the window of time for any difference to be made in this situation has closed and I’m not willing to waste anymore of my time focused on you. This letter is more written in an effort to reach anyone who may be questioning their self-worth, convinced they deserve how they are being treated. Hope is the only thing stronger than fear, so if somehow my words can give someone hope, then maybe they can overcome their fear and walk away. I want it to be known that there is ALWAYS hope. It is true that every single day the sun sets, filling the world with darkness-...
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As odd as it may sound, Thank you for not showing up to doctor appointments. Thank you for replying to a positive pregnancy test with “you need to leave”. Thank you for making me do this on my own. Because of you, I have truly earned this Mother’s Day- and every one after. Thank you for giving me no other choice but to be strong; because of you, I will raise our daughters to be nothing less. I am not being petty at all when I say that I honestly appreciate all of that journey you sent us on. I will forever be grateful for the lessons I’ve learned though being your children’s mother. Despite how you feel about me, I hope one day you can think of Mother’s Day without rolling your eyes because I have already forgiven you.. I hope soon you will too. Thank you for giving me the very...
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This is my apology letter to my second child. I have loved you from the very moment I saw those two blue lines. I won't deny the fear and worry that also ran through my mind. 'How would I manage with another child when your brother needs so much of my time', 'could I give you all of the love attention you would need', 'how I will I share my time with you, when your brother is in hospital'. Those were just a few of the countless thoughts running wild in my mind throughout my pregnancy. I'm sorry I spent the majority of that time filled with fear instead of excitement. When you were born I spent 2 days in hospital just so I could get some me and you time. So we didn't lose that precious bonding time. I knew as soon as I got home, your brother would need so much of my attention. I...
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You're familiar with my strengths and weaknesses, and you always encourage me to pursue them. You're honest with me. And you know the difference between the times when I need you to be straight forward with me and the times when I need a delicate reminder to get it together. You never hesitate to call me out when I need a little attitude adjustment, and you never let me get down on myself without a little word of encouragement. But that's only one of the ways you make me a better version of myself. When I'm feeling unconfident, you are quick to remind me of my strengths, and very quickly you pull me out of my pity parties. You offer me a safe place to come to when I'm struggling and don't know where to turn. You scold me, sure, if that's what I need-- I mean you are still a "mom"...
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Hello There, You constantly pester me asking ‘’ When are you getting married?’’ What I want to shot back with is ‘’ Excuse me, why do you even think it’s your business???’’. But I can’t say that. If I do, the image I’ve depicted in everybody’s mind is going to get tarnished. That nice, soft spoken, kind girl who wears her big smile 24/7, can’t be snappy at anybody even in the times she’s faking it! So I have to be nice and give you response that you’ll accept. How unfair life is? If I’m not nosy about your personal affairs, why can’t you leave me alone? Let me tell you, why am I not married yet. It’s because I haven’t met ( or met but for some reason we had to be aprt) that person, whom I want to spend the rest of my life with, whom I want to grow older with, who I can’t live without...
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You left him. You let him know that you were abandoning your family via text. You didn't even have the courage and respect to tell him face to face that you were leaving, that you had spent time planning your exit and had set yourself up in a new home and that you were bailing on him. Everyone in your circle knew, including your children, but you didn't have the respect to tell him, your partner, your husband. The one person who should have known first, before anyone else was brought into your plan of departure. He thought you were out walking the dog. But you were leaving him and the life that you built with him. And now, now that he is moving on and has found a woman who truly loves him and wants to build a life with him, you are upset. I understand the heartache first hand...
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