Family Will Always Be There

Family Will Always Be There

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In crazy times, who do you look to? Most likely friends and family. You go through life and all the people who matter to you are by your side. You get to choose who is there and who will be by your side during your many obstacles.            

All the people by your side at the end of the day are family. All your family will be there for you, usually supporting you all the way. Friends who are there at the end of the day are usually considered family because they are so close to you and you love them like your own family. Through all the hard times, break ups and milestones, family will be there. Whoever you consider your family. Many people grew up without much of a structured family, however they find their homes, or have people who they consider family. Fraternities, sororities, sports teams and clubs/organizations are places where people find their true family. The people who care about them the most and know them the most. 

Connections that go deeper than surface level create friendships that will last a lifetime. Those friendships turn into family and you begin to realize that family, no matter what, will be there for you. Sometimes, even when your biological family isn't there for you, your “family” that you call your own will. So before you give up on things, look to your family for advice and support, and if they’re there to help you out, you’ll recognize that they are a special group of people who will be by your side at all times. Throughout life you meet so many people and you become friends with a certain number of those people. After you graduate, the friends who you have still kept and are close to will be there for you. They most likely genuinely care for you and want to be a part of your life.             

It doesn't take a lot to make a friend, but turning those friends into family means a lot of time and effort. Taking the extra time to turn those friends into family will help you in life because of the lasting friendships that you will have made. Knowing that you have people to fall back on in your worst times gives you a sense of security. Everyone wants to be considered family, but only certain people earn the title. Increasing the number of connections you have will surely help you in the career world, and increasing the size of your family will help you in your personal life.

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To The Dad Who Didn't Want Me, It's Mutual Now

Thank you for leaving me because I am happy.
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Thank you, for leaving me.

Thank you, for leaving me when I was little.

Thank you, for not putting me through the pain of watching you leave.

Thank you, for leaving me with the best mother a daughter could ask for.

I no longer resent you. I no longer feel anger towards you. I wondered for so long who I was. I thought that because I didn't know half of my blood that I was somehow missing something. I thought that who you were defined me. I was wrong. I am my own person. I am strong and capable and you have nothing to do with that. So thank you for leaving me.

In my most vulnerable of times, I struggled with the fact that you didn't want me. You could have watched me grow into the person that I have become, but you didn't. You had a choice to be in my life. I thought that the fact that my own father didn't want me spoke to my own worth. I was wrong. I am so worthy. I am deserving, and you have nothing to do with that. So thank you for leaving me.

You have missed so much. From my first dance to my first day of college, and you'll continue to miss everything. You won't see me graduate, you won't walk me down the aisle, and you won't get to see me follow my dreams. You'll never get that back, but I don't care anymore. What I have been through, and the struggles that I have faced have brought me to where I am today, and I can't complain. I go to a beautiful school, I have the best of friends, I have an amazing family, and that's all I really need.

Whoever you are, I hope you read this. I hope you understand that you have missed out on one of the best opportunities in your life. I could've been your daughter. I could have been your little girl. Now I am neither, nor will I ever be.

So thank you for leaving me because I am happy. I understand my self-worth, and I understand that you don't define me. You have made me stronger. You have helped make me who I am without even knowing it.

So, thank you for leaving me.

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To The Best Friend Every Girl Should Be Blessed Enough To Have

You definitely deserve all the love.

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I have not written this letter, but it has been on my list of "to write" for forever. She keeps asking when I will write one about her and every time I tell her, soon.

Well here it is. The truth on why it took so long? No words seem to do everything justice. No matter how I put them or how I want them to sound, the page always makes them look weird and they always sound lame.

But finally, here it is. Best friend, this one is for you.

First and foremost I will start with a holy cow. We have been best friends for only a short time because who knew your "in school friend" from all those math classes would actually turn into this? We put off hanging out outside of school for years, and finally, after suffering through all that algebra we decided enough was enough.

I wish we had sooner.

I wish I had gotten more time with you before we both moved away to college - but ill take whatever time I get with you because well… you're incredible.

Thank you.

Thank you for finally agreeing to hang out with me.

Thank you for listening to every rant ever - whether it was a paragraph long text, a 2 hour FaceTime call or an hour-long car ride.

Thank you for ordering planners with me and spending nights decorating them with me (we are such losers).

Thank you for letting me become a part of your family.

Thank you for going to Friendly's, IHOP and Target at the most ungodly hours.

Thank you for encouraging me in everything I do, and stopping me from making bad decisions.

Thank you for telling me the truth, despite if it hurt me or not, I know now you will never lie about your feelings towards someone (LOL).

Basically, thank you for everything you have done for me. You have made me a better person and you encourage me to be my best self every single day.

Moving on I want to make it clear how incredibly proud of you I am. I love getting texts from you about your love for your classes, and how you want to be president of this club and president of that. How you help out kids, and how you host events. I love hearing about your major and the classes you are so incredibly excited to take. Watching you be so passionate about what you are doing and becoming makes me want to feel the same way in everything I do.

I hope someday my kids are your students because, in your hands, I know they can change the world.

Last but not least, I love you. And you're stuck with me.

Love,

Your forever number one fan

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