Instead of blaming you for not taking care of me correctly, I am going to accept the blame for not giving you what you needed to grow and thrive.
You CANNOT make someone happy by letting them steal your joy.
There once was a child who grew up to be the girl who never needed anyone, because no one was ever there.
I know one day you’ll find the peace you’ve fought so hard for.
Just because your parent won’t take ownership of their mistreatment of you doesn’t mean you have to own it. It’s not your burden to bear.
One day, love won’t always hurt and relationships won’t always be so confusing.
I am proud of you. You made it. You rose above your environment and are an amazing person.
Trigger warning: Suicide, depression Growing up as a church kid who suffered from severe depression, I was not met with the type of counsel and comfort one might have expected.
I think you’re brave, because even though you didn’t know how you were going to provide for your kids, you found a way to do it while keeping them safe, and they will thank you for that one day.