Thank you for being there for me when I scraped my knee and cried. Thank you for making me soup when I was sick or forgiving me when I broke your favorite vase. Thank you for the loving embrace you gave me when I cried about how the boy next door broke my heart. I’m sorry I kept waking up in the middle of the night and crawled between you when I had a bad dream. I’m also sorry that I hit my big brother when he said my dress looked funny. But through all of this I know you will forgive me because you always do. High school was tough but I tried so hard to understand everything (I guess neither of us are good at math). My report cards were only C’s and B’s but you knew I tried and treated me like I had earned an A. That’s when I cried tears of joy. Letting me get my license was a big deal and I apologize for giving you a heart attack when I forgot to call and tell you I made it safe. I know college is a lot of money but I also know you’d do anything to help me and I can never repay you for that. Daddy, I’ll let you walk me down the isle and hand me off when it comes time. Mommy, I promise I’ll call for the recipe when I can’t remember how much sugar to add. I may not end up being a great parent but I know I’ll try my best and remember everything you taught me. You have shown and taught me what the true meaning of selflessness was when you had me. You are the ones who have battle scars and have earned your stripes. At least… that’s what I think you would have done. Maybe when the time’s right I’ll see you again. And maybe if you would’ve given me up to another family who really wanted a baby I would have turned out differently. But maybe I’m not worth it and life is just too hard. I couldn’t have forced you to give me life. And I can’t force you to spend time with me. But I will always remember what we might have had. If only you had given up nine months for another lifetime.
Thanks to misguided-humanity.
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