This is a blog that contains nothing more than open letters to my younger self who was struggling with a dysfunctional family environment dominated by a mother who was severely wounded by her own childhood. These letters are a way for me to connect with the feelings I was not permitted to express while growing up… and to let them go. I don’t need to carry these with me anymore. But the process of expressing empathy with the child I was allows me to feel now what I needed back then… forgiveness for being human.
If you find some connection in these letters, I hope that you also find some healing. For those of you who are still in an environment like the one these letters describe… I hope that one day, you allow yourself the opportunity to feel for yourself and for others what is so hard for you to find right now: Love, patience, and compassion. You do not need to earn these feelings. You are worthy of them simply by existing. But it will be a journey for you to believe this. I wish you the best.
Here are all of the Letters listed by most recent to oldest. It might help to read from the bottom up… or perhaps not. I trust you to figure it out.