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Dear Kristin, I keep hearing that phone call from (her) mom over and over in my head. "She's gone" was all I heard, through her moms cries. I remember falling over in my chair and screaming at 6:15AM. I didn't care if I woke the kids up. I didn't care about anything. All I could think is this has to be a nightmare. It cant be true. We grew up together. We did everything and talked about everything together. I was with you when your water broke at Wal-Mart before you had your daughter. You even offered me at 16 to come watch her be born but, I was scared to be in there. Now all I have are these wonderful memories of you, to live with. Losing a best friend that's more like a sister is like no other death. My grandparents and father have passed away but they did not effect me the...
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This is to you, the ignorant one; the gullible one; the one who lives in a constant state of perpetual denial about his other woman; the one who really thinks that she finally got him to change after almost 30 years of marriage and countless affairs...YES YOU! It's time for you to wake up sister. Time for you to realize just how foolish you really are. What on earth would make you think that this time around is any different? Because he says the right things? Because he's making more of an "effort"? Those little occasional weekend daytrips? Because he plies you with little surprises and trinkets? Those little text messages that he had stopped sending you, but now he does again? I hate to be the bearer of bad news but guess what. The only thing that has changed is this. He...
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Dear Dad, There are some things you need to know. These are some things I have wanted to tell you my entire life I have wanted to tell you these, but I have not had the guts to say. First, you are my idol. Secondly, I have always wanted to just stay up at night and talk to you about life. I have always wanted to go on a walk with you and just talk. I have always wanted to get the biggest hug from you. I have wanted to talk to you until we started to cry. I have always wanted to hug you until I cry. Most of the time when I talk to you while I am at school I feel like crying. I might seem like I have my shit together over the phone, but the second we hang up I am absolutely devastated and just start to cry like a little baby. Also, you should know that most of the time during the day I...
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When two people get married, their lives change; the lives of the people in their respective families also change to an extent. But, the biggest change comes in the life of the girl, who leaves her home, family, lifestyle, habits and what not behind, to live with the man she dreams of spending a beautiful life with. Even though this equation looks a little sad for the bride, but as it is the norm of the society, nobody says anything against this rule. Nonetheless, we all accept this, but what is unacceptable is that a relationship like marriage gets a bad name when the word DOWRY comes into it. The system of gifting things in cash and kind to the groom and his family has gone so out of hand in so many communities in India that people asking for dowry, have basically become...
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This is a letter I thought I would never write but as I get older I am learning that sometimes the most deepest cuts are from the ones we choose to let into our lives, either by birth or circumstance. So here it goes, dear Dad I am not your personal bank account, I refuse to fund your gambling addiction. Asking me for $10,000 at 2:00 am in the morning, selling grandmas land that she left for me to pay off your gambling debts, lying to me when I needed help to go to the casino instead, taking the mortgage money to the racetrack, constantly reminding me that you could have walked out on us and I was lucky you did not .It’s just not bloody cool. I have come to realize from some of the things that you said that when I turned 18 I was basically on my own but also responsible for you. I...
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This is a letter I thought I would never write but as I get older I am learning that sometimes the most deepest cuts are from the ones we choose to let into our lives, either by birth or circumstance. So here it goes, dear Dad I am not your personal bank account, I refuse to fund your gambling addiction. Asking me for $10,000 at 2:00 am in the morning, selling grandmas land that she left for me to pay off your gambling debts, lying to me when I needed help to go to the casino instead, taking the mortgage money to the racetrack, constantly reminding me that you could have walked out on us and I was lucky you did not .It’s just not bloody cool. I have come to realize from some of the things that you said that when I turned 18 I was basically on my own but also responsible for you. I...
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Dear Mother of the Year, First I want to thank you for giving me one of my greatest blessings in my life. My little boy has changed my life in more ways than I could have ever imagined. Being his (step) mommy for the past 3 years has been an adventure for sure, but has also been a great learning experience, and has given me a chance to truly see how a mother's love is supposed to work. You failed. You failed my husband, who used to give you the WORLD! You failed me. The only person who tried to help you and stand by your side even when you were in the wrong. Most importantly...you failed MY SON! You claim that he is your "world" and your "sunshine". You claim that you put him first, you claim that you would never "abandon" him...(your words exactly) yet here we are...2 (almost 3)...
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Dear Mother of the Year, First I want to thank you for giving me one of my greatest blessings in my life. My little boy has changed my life in more ways than I could have ever imagined. Being his (step) mommy for the past 3 years has been an adventure for sure, but has also been a great learning experience, and has given me a chance to truly see how a mother's love is supposed to work. You failed. You failed my husband, who used to give you the WORLD! You failed me. The only person who tried to help you and stand by your side even when you were in the wrong. Most importantly...you failed MY SON! You claim that he is your "world" and your "sunshine". You claim that you put him first, you claim that you would never "abandon" him...(your words exactly) yet here we are...2 (almost 3)...
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You may not want to hear from me, but I would like to have your attention for a moment, even though you may not read this. When I sent you that friend request, you had several options to choose from to allow you to properly handle the situation. You could've ignored it, declined it, or blocked me all together. You could've sent me a message stating that you weren't interested in staying in contact with me, your ex sister in law, and I would've respected that. I didn't send it to annoy you. I didn't send it to bother you. I didn't send it to be a jerk. I saw you in the "people you may know" list, and I mindlessly tapped the 'send friend request' before I continued to scroll through Facebook without a second thought. And, to be honest, I had totally forgot about it until you sent...
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My son, with his gorgeous shroud of copper hair, a smile of an angel and a heart of gold. He makes the best cup of coffee i've ever tasted (bar from costa coffee). He lights up a room. He is also a genius.... not Mensa genius but getting there. He came top of his class in his recent exams, and uses words that you have to get a Thesaurus out to understand what they mean. He challenges himself and isn't happy with second place. My son, is also living with Tourettes Syndrome. Most of the time he just gets on with his life the best he can, never letting anything get in his way. His Tourettes was always mild, little motor and vocal tics until recently. Over night, he developed Corporalia (swearing), this was always my biggest fear ever since he was diagnosed at the age of 6. many nights were...
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