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have you ever thought why our girls grow up so quickly? where is their childhood? nowdays it seems they are all in rush to grow up , to copy you as their mum or an older sister , cousin ... favourite singer , actress or a "in girl" at school ... what happened to you mums? when have you stopped being mum and start being a friend!? ... that little girl you have birth to is looking up to you , copying you ... do you think you are a good example? do you drink and smoke? and yet will drop that line to them when they are older : not to do exactly what they have been watching you do their whole life up tp that point ... do you leave them with the strangers who baby sit for you ... strangers who bring ip your kids ... influencing them ... what dors that say about you amd how...
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If you're reading this we finally moved. I say finally not because I didn't like this house, because truth is I loved it. I say finally because we outgrew it. I hope you love it here as much as I did for these past 18 years. It's a bittersweet moment knowing I won't be able to walk to my favorite hiding spot ( that isn't really a hiding spot because everyone knows where I'd go) or I wont be able to look around and think about all the mischief my brothers and I got into around there. As you may realize this house isn't perfect but it's pretty dang close. I can remember thinking I never wanted to move because our house seemed like heaven compared to my cousins who lived in town, and now that I look back on it...
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A father is a man in relation to his natural child or children, according to the dictionary. To me, that’s all you are. You are something who created me with my mother and nothing else. You are not a friend, an idol, hero, anything but the man who created me. Maybe when I was a kid, you were this strong man I looked up to but not anymore. Kid me loved you, cherished every little moment we had together, thought you were the greatest man alive. That’s why I hate the child I used to be. I didn’t see you for the man you are. I don’t know why it took me so long to see the selfish, unpleasant, shameless man I have to call my dad. You are nothing but a small, arrogant, piece of shit man who would rather do anything for himself than make his kids happy. The four kids you abandoned emotionally for...
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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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