I do love you. I know I never said that enough. Or at all, I guess. Did you really need me to? Didn’t you know? I’m sure you did, I’m sure you knew. You had to.
Thank you for teaching me that I am worth something.
You can love shopping and love sports. You learn to not limit yourself to what you enjoy because you find the human experience to be too complex to categorize it.
Everyone in our family has a significant other, and you were always my plus one.
At one point, my relationship with my father was such a struggle that I assumed we’d be estranged as soon as I moved out of my parents’ house. Thankfully, the older I got, the more my father and I managed to understand each other.
But because you are not here, I have to live out the legacy that you left, and I hope I am making you proud of the person you taught me to be.
“Is there something about me that is completely identical to you? Is there something about me that is completely the opposite of you?”
On your greatest days and on your terrible days always knows that you need love and to accept it from your friends and family.
I wonder if I have ever crossed your mind, if you’ve ever thought about me, ever thought about reaching out to me, and then stopped because you know better. Or have you simply forgotten I exist, blocking me from your mind completely?
I write this letter to you to remind you every day that no matter what happens, we both love you very much.