These are my words and thoughts to my oldest daughter who refuses to forgive me.
In her world, I must be the biggest monster walking this earth!
I believe she is hurting so much, that she tries to shut down her feelings to survive in this world.
I once belonged to her world… until I didn’t.
As a parent I should have taken my daughter’s concerns and anger and sadness serious but instead I brushed it off as teenage drama. I should have known better.
I apologised a million times…
And I meant it!
What my daughter doesn’t know is, that we are the exact same!
We are stubborn and we know what we want from life and we don’t lower our expectations ever. We would never settle for second best and we know how to survive in this world.
And to survive sometimes means to lock our feelings away so that nothing can touch us so we can’t fall apart!
Life is tough and seems unfair but there is always light at the end of the tunnel.
I know she will survive and I know I will survive.
I loved her from the first moment she took her first breath and will continue loving her until my last one…
And when she decides to forgive me, I will be there to catch her!