Day 24- A letter to your parents
For my mom:
Hi Mom! As I’m typing this, my text message to you is also sent. Now, you know I have my mood swings, and now I don’t feel like being dramatic. So this will be short. Anyway, we talk in person and through cellphone often. I am actually thankful that we have a good relationship, one that isn’t just mother-daughter but could also be considered real friendship. I don’t tell you everything, but I tell you a lot more stuff than what I hide from you. I’m sorry, if I ever make you feel like I don’t care, and I’m also sorry for anything else that I’ve done which didn’t make you happy. I said I wasn’t going to be dramatic but I am anyway. Talk about being fickle. I guess I’ll just end this by saying Thank you for everything. I love you Mom, you know that.
For my dad:
Hi Daddy. It’s not usual for us to really talk. Maybe it’s because we don’t live in the same house. Or maybe, it’s just normal for girls to open up more to their moms than to their dads. A lot has happened, and though there are times when I blame you for them, you are still my father. Nothing can change that. Sometimes I find myself wishing that you didn’t make those mistakes, that our family’s still whole, but I know that some things can’t be undone. All I can do, all we can do, is make the most out of whatever we have now. I love you, and that won’t change. Maybe one day the mistakes won’t affect us in a bad way anymore, and instead they will give us a chance to make right choices. Thank you, for what you’ve done for me, and for being our dad even though our situation is complicated.
It just didn’t feel right writing just one letter for both of them.