I want you to know that I love you. I always have and I always will. I know that in many ways we no longer see eye to eye and life has caused us to differentiate in paths but I want to say thank you for the role you played in my story.
Thank you for the joyful memories and the moments of laughter. Thank you for all the words you said to me which made my skin thicker. Thank you for all the times you encouraged me and thank you for making me realise the importance of being a woman of my word.
Thank you for helping me realise how much my younger siblings look up to me as well as the importance of family through every time I saw you hurt your own or take yours for granted.
Thank you for quitting! Whether it was a job, a relationship or simply just anything, it’s made me realise that I don’t ever want to be a quitter simply because of a small moment of inconvenience, as I have found something so rewarding about seeing your trials through to the end.
Thank you for showing me the power and freedom that is found in forgiveness. Forgiveness to forgive myself, to forgive others and to forgive you, whether an apology was given or not.
Also I must say sorry, sorry for all the times I joined in with you as we stood in judgement of others when we had no right to do so. I’m sorry for compromising my morals and trying to change who I was, as a person in order to simply just fit in because I wanted you to like and accept me.
I’m sorry for not always being the light, the bigger person or the one leading by example because of the stupid excuse I made up in my mind, (why should I have to be the good example when I’m younger).
And lastly, thank you, once again. You’ve helped me realise the importance of love… specifically loving unconditionally, even when it can be so very hard to do so and I simply just don’t want to. So with all that being said, I love you. Xx
“Life’s tough my darling but so are you.” – Stephanie Bennett-Henery