Letter for my Father

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Dear Daddy,

Happy Father’s Day! Last year I wrote you a song. This year, I’ve written a letter.

We are, now and forever, linked. You’ve always been my backbone, my sounding board, my sparring partner, and my blood. You keep me strong, grounded, and standing tall with my eyes straight ahead and angled slightly upwards.

You taught me that sometimes what I want to say may not always be the most helpful, and that sometimes I have to make decisions based on my long term goals and not just on how I’m feeling in the moment.

You even surprise me at times. You say things that make me look at you in a different light and appreciate you more and more. I can honestly say I think you’re even cooler now than I did when I was little. I admire your willingness to try new things and learn new things, and I love that you’ve included me in some of them. It has been a real joy growing up with you as my dad. Even when I was so mad at you because I thought you were being so unfair, I knew you would do anything to keep me safe and happy (long-term happy, not in-the-moment happy).

So, thank you for being my dad. For not just being around, but also present, which is not the same thing. Every friend and acquaintance I’ve ever introduced to you has said how lucky I am you’re my dad… Like I didn’t already know! Enjoy this day!

 

All my love, your daughter,

Angie xo

 

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Letter for my Mother

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Dear Mummy,

Happy Mother’s Day! Last year I wrote you a song. This year, let it be a letter.

We are, now and forever, linked. You’ve always been my security blanket, my shoulder to cry on, my heartbeat, and my wings. You keep me centred and make me feel like I can actually… not just fly, but SOAR.

You’re that voice of reason that sometimes drives me crazy, because I know you’re right, but I just don’t want to hear it in that moment. Eventually, I end up doing some combination of what you and Daddy suggested in the first place. And you have never said, “I told you so,” and I am infinitely grateful to you for that.

I am amazed at what you have endured and you’re still so much more youthful and free-spirited than I think I’ve ever been. We fight and have our power struggles and I still know that I can tell you anything. ANYTHING.

Please know that you are beautiful, strong, caring, loving, loveable, and loved. Always.

Forever your ‘honeychild,’

Angel xo

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