I Am Now The Girl Who Does Not Miss You

I needed you and you walked away. I needed you and you weren’t there. I needed you and you missed everything. I needed you and you told me I wasn’t good enough. I needed you and you told me I was a mistake. I needed you and you didn’t love me. I needed you and you acted like I didn’t exist. I needed you and you broke me.

He is the man that stayed after you left. He is the man that picked up the pieces of the broken girl you left behind and put her back together. He is the man that stayed and made sure I didn’t break again. He is the man that stayed and was there for all the driving lessons, football games, band concerts, boyfriends/breakups, proms, and graduation. He is the man that stayed and is my biggest fan. He is the man that stayed even though his kids were already grown. He is the man that stayed even though he didn’t have to.

I’m not that sad little girl who misses you anymore. I’m not the sad little girl who cried herself to sleep every night after you left. I’m not that sad little girl that used to pray to God, begging him for her father to come back. I’m not that sad little girl with a shattered heart.

I am now the girl who doesn’t miss you. I am now that girl who doesn’t cry herself to sleep every night because of you. I am now the girl that prays to God, thanking him for the grandfather that stayed. I am now the girl with an imperfectly mended heart. I am now the girl who is not as broken anymore. I am now the girl who knows what love is and feels it daily. I am now the girl who knows what forgiveness is. I am now the girl who forgives you. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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