A special friend and Life Booker shared this letter to her father that I had to share. I wont lie- I cried when she read it on her instagram LIVE and asked if I could share it with you guys.
This letter is sacred, personal, vulnerable as fuck. I resonate with it on so many levels and appreciate Heather for allowing me to share this big step of her healing process. I hope that others follow in her path and feel the strength to write their own “Letter to Dad”.
I forgive you.
I forgive you for not knowing any better.
I forgive you for not knowing HOW to love our family, because you never had a loving father in yours.
I understand growth/breaking cycles is uncomfortable. I understand it is hard to change your living to be different from what you’re used to, or what you were taught. I understand growing up in the church/school did its toll on you.
I just hope one day you will be able to forgive yourself — forgive yourself for not always having enough money, forgive yourself for spending so much tie away and alone, because you didn’t know how to be a father.
I forgive you for taking your anger out on us physically, because you weren’t taught how to handle your feelings.
I FORGIVE YOU
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