Write a letter to your parents telling them what's going on in your life... that they should know about and don't
Dear Mom and Dad,
What I have to tell you is something I've kept secret for a long time. I don't want to say it, but it bothers me. It stays with me. I got molested when I was smaller.
I guess I thought it wouldn't bother me anymore because I'm bigger, but I keep looking back on it. I sometimes think that it's too late to say it, and sometimes I wonder, "Why do I keep on thinking about it if it happened already?"
But I always look back on it, because I feel stupid that I never told you guys. When I was smaller, I remember you mentioning to me how he used to take me into the store. But you didn't know what he did to me. He always looked me up and down with a smile. To this day I hate him.
Knowing that he was around me gave me the creeps. Remembering his hands that passed slowly through my innocent body, remembering the times he was close to me-it stays with me. I hate him for doing this to me. I don't know now if he's doing it to others. If he is, I hope they can put a stop to him, because I know I couldn't.
My life is different from yours because we grew up in different times. I worry about the colleges that I want to go to, whether or not they'll accept me, about getting financial aid and being away from home. These are things you never experienced and neither has anyone else in our family. I have to venture out into the world and experience them!
I also worry about what boys think of me. And now that I have a boyfriend, I think you don't understand me wanting to be around him and not with you every second.
There are things that I can't even tell you because you can't relate. But don't worry about me, because I came from a strong woman. I'm still your little girl, but I'll be a responsible adult some day, thanks to you. You have taught me something-never give in and be just who you are, whether people like you or not.
I want to be the best and strongest me I can be. That's my motto in life and you gave it to me. Thanks, Mom!
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