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I read this beautiful “Open Letter to my Son” and it inspired me to write one of my own for you expressing my own hopes and wishes for you. Dear Clayton, From the very moment I knew I was going to be your mother, up until this exact moment with you snuggled up to me on the couch, I have wanted nothing more than to see you happy. I only want to see you smile, and to help guide and mold you into the great man I know you will one day become. I often question what can I do to ensure you grow up to fit in by societal standards, without sacrificing who you truly are. I’ve made so many mistakes, and clung to so many wrong beliefs and ideas for far too long. I followed the silliest rules that made very little sense to me my entire life, but I never asked questions. I never strayed. I...
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Dear parents, I am writing this letter for you to express all my deep- hearted love. How are you both doing? I know mom and dad, i am so sure both of you are missing me so much... so am I. I am doing very good. I am giving all the best i can academically. I made some very good friends. I just cannot wait to see you both. I will probably come for Christmas holiday. Mom, are you taking your tablets regularly? Dad, are you eating your food on time despite your office work? All I wish in life is the best for both you because u deserve it. It's been pretty hard for me to manage alone in hostel. Mom, I was so rude to you, sometimes shouted at you. I used to sarcastically comment over your food. I just feel like crying in your laps and apologize. I'm so sorry mom. I took you for granted, I...
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When I was at my young age I wished to be special. Special like those kids who have drown syndrome. Yes. Because at 3 years of age I already knew and understand what's happening around me. Why can't I just be so innocent and naive back then. Not thinking of any problems and just be happy with the little things around me. Maybe you're laughing because of my nonsense wish. I just hope you'll still be laughing until the end. When I was at my young age I saw my mother using drugs with my own eyes. I saw her with different men.Me and my brothers grow up eating nothing but rice alone. Asking where is mom because she was no where to be found. My uncle's a drug addict and have anger issues. My mom used to always run away from home because her brother wants to kill her. We're hopping into...
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A letter for me. About you. If you are reading this letter, it probably means that I will not be alive. I wrote about my thoughts about you and your life. I know it might be weird and awkward to be receiving it after you are all grown up, and probably should have given you this letter sometime after you’ve been married, but I didn’t think that I could have gave you this letter without me being here, and I am glad that I have written it. I hope that this is something that you can look back and reflect on in the future. I want you to be the judge of my ability as a father and I hope that this letter can help you out with the judgement. Dear daughter, I wonder what you are going to look like, I wonder what your future is going to look like, I wonder if you will even be born. Kids of...
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Addiction is a crazy thing isn’t it? One day everything in the world is normal and the next day, the bear is back. For some of us, the bear is a parent whose alcohol addiction never seems to end. For others, it can be harder things like prescription pills or street drugs. The bear isn’t the person your parent thought that they’d be. The bear is a manifestation of something that none of us can understand. You are the cub. However, in this life, the cub doesn’t have to follow the bears footsteps and the cub won’t learn everything it knows from the bear. I am a cub. I’m a cub who’s grown up and doesn’t let the actions of my dad control the way I live or view my life. We all have the power to be strong and overcome obstacles that seem impossible. My dad became addicted to the...
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When the phone rang last night, I already knew it was you before I even glanced at the handset. Rather than cringe at the thought of hearing your voice, I honestly welcomed the call. After months of begging you to discuss the issue that landed us in court today, I still—yes still to the very end held out hope that you were calling me last night to be civilized, mature and finally ready to craft a detailed action plan to help you on the path to success, mental-wellness and stability. Surprisingly, I was even prepared to offer yet another apology, Kailee. One of many apologies for anything hurtful I may have spoken or any negative action on my part that caused you so much anger or resentment. As we both know as you stand here today-- Unfortunately, that was not how the telephone...
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Two rocks of fortitude in my life. The first is a soul of infinite LOVE whose light transcends the darkest depths of the universe, enlightening others with her infectious symphony of joy. In her youth she cared for a pair of tiny souls that she carried in her womb for nine months before introducing them to this new world. A beautiful woman with long, silky-smooth, black hair that reached past her waistline. A smile from ear to ear that would resemble a glowing, crescent shaped moon if it were placed among the stars at night. A piercing gaze she possesses, hazel eyes that lock their sight upon you, always probing. Skilled hands that can conjure-up sparkling magic in the eyes of her tiny souls. Tireless, unceasing passion, and energy; a pillar of strength she is. But time is indiscriminate...
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It has never been an easy relationship with you. I have always felt wrong in everything I do, I have always felt like I am not what you wanted. You complain about me and who I am, how can I help who I am when you are the one who created me? How can I help who I am when you are the one who raised me? I am what you made me and you are not happy. I have done everything I can to make you happy. You have done things to me I wish you never did, things I hope I never do to my daughter, you have said things to me I wish I could forget but those words will forever stay in my head. How is it that you can do all those things to me and I still love you whole heartedly but I have done nothing and I am still not what you want? As my mother I will always have respect for you and what you do for me, but...
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Cancer found its way into your brain. It dug its way into the middle of your brain and began to grow. You were just a baby, just two years old, you had barely started your life and it was already about to be taken away from you. There was very little chance of you surviving, but there was no way mom was going to let you go down without a fight, you went through chemo, radiation, and surgery after surgery after surgery. Now it wasn’t just the cancer killing you, it was everything that was being done to save you on top of cancer that was killing you. Your pain was obvious but how could a mother just sit back and watch her child die. After many treatments of radiation and chemo therapy, it had to come to a stop. Your cancer was not giving up and if the treatment continued, that would be your...
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Dear Mom, What do you say to a woman who is no longer on this earth? How do I express my anger, frustration, love, loss? Before your death, I was so terrified of you yet I loved you as any daughter should. I wished you would leave, go on vacation, abandon us, even die just so I could not live in fear for one day. I can still feel the way my fear would start in my chest and reach to the very depths of my toes. I remember the shaking, and literally being scared stiff as you came at me with a horse whip and swinging fists. I think back to those times and wonder “Why didn’t I run? Why didn’t I fight back?”. Was it my fear that held me there or was it my need to please you through obedience? I have so much pain I want you to see, I want you to recognize the damage you caused...
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