Family

I remember what it was like to live in a trailer park with a deadbeat, alcoholic, abusive, and lazy father and a mother who worked three jobs just to feed me. And I remember you, my mom, saving money so that we could afford a deal house. When he - my biological father- left, saying he found another woman, you told me you'd never let it happen again; you said you would keep me happy and safe forever. Now years down the road, I'm huddled into a ball in my bedroom. I've cried so much that I can't cry anymore. I can't remember the last time you told me that you loved me, or even the last time you hugged me. Every heartbreak has a story, though. You used to be my best friend. We would do everything together. When you weren't working you would pick me up from my grandmother's house and we...
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To the next man I love, I hope to find you soon. There are just some things I think you should know. I will love you with all of my heart. I will appreciate you, comfort you, support you, and care for you. I am a single mother, and I don't mean that as I'm a mother that is not in a romantic relationship. I am a single mother that has no help from my son's father. Of course it wasn't always this way though. He was around for the whole pregnancy, he was there everyday for about a year after our son was born. But, he never was really there for our son. Physically there? Yes. Mentally and emotionally there? No. I will be difficult to love. So just a heads up, you have your work cut out for you. But that's not because I'm irrational, bicker with you, or anything. I'm hard to love...
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It has been about a year since you moved in again. Why do I always find myself saying that? I have been alive for eighteen years, and yet it seems like you guys have been living with us for more than half that. Around two years ago, you two made one of the most boneheaded moves I ever could have imagined. You sold your house, bought a camper, and wanted to "live off the land". This is coming from people who live off of the internet and must take everything the easy way. All you had to pay on your house was utilities and taxes. I still wonder to this day exactly why you sold that house. It's not like it was just you two. You still had a fourteen-year-old girl and an eight-year-old girl with you. You still had to look out for them. You promised them again that everything would be fine...
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Even though you made us feel that we're not part of your family, but still, you're a family so thank you. Thank you letting us in to your home even if you don't like us, I guess. And sorry I didn't come to visit you once, I couldn't make it being busy with my own life. I feel sad not because you died but I feel sad because you didn't loved us even once in my life, you and your family, you treat us like others and ask myself why, but it's not important right now anymore because you left us nothing to feel. For now I'd forgiven you and I'm asking for forgiveness too for having a tough heart. Sorry po Ammang you may rest in peace.
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Today you told me that your mistress and your son will be celebrating the New Year's eve with us. You broke to me that news in a very casual way, like it is a normal thing to do. You were oblivious of my momentary silence, not even aware how it made me tensed. Images of our innocent children came to my mind, how they were so excited to welcome the new year with mom and dad. I was excited, too. For the last 3 years, we celebrated in your absence. I thought, this year would be different. Little did we know that you have a heartbreaking plan. You invited an intruder. I'd love to have your son with us but your mistress is just too much. What happened? Have you lost every ounce of respect for our family? Why? What have I done to deserve this kind of agony? Have you even thought about how I'd...
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Dear you I am glad you found this letter. I hope it reaches you in good health. This letter is for all of you who are in foster care, or those of you who have been. I want you to know that you are worthy. The emotions you have felt over the years have probably been mixed. Some of you would have felt relieved. Some confused. Some of you hurting very much. I want you to know that life gets better. And whilst this is painful for you now, someday you will build a life for yourself and you will be surrounded by people who love you, and who will love you forever. It can be very tough when it appears your destiny lies with a social work team. Sometimes it seems they make decisions without including you. It's not easy. But just know and trust in your heart that they are looking out...
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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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