I know you’ve realized this already but I’m leaving. I’m going to college to be something and to make you proud of me. All I’ve ever wanted is to make you proud, to be proud to call me your daughter. To brag about me and have something to brag about. I’m the first one in the family to go and if I’m honest I’m scared out of my wits and I have no idea what I’m doing. It’s going to be the first time I’m away from home for an extended period of time and I can already tell I’m going to suffer from homesickness. I’m dreading move in day because I know you’re going to cry, a lot.
Things are going to be hard, we’re going to go from seeing each other every day to only seeing each other sometimes. It’s going to be hard and I don’t know how I’m going to do it but I’m going to try. I want to be someone you can be proud of and I’m going to miss you. A lot.
We don’t always see eye to eye and for a while, we didn’t even talk at all. But in this last year, I’ve realized that you are always going to be my dad and I don’t want to go to college leaving us on bad terms. With everything that’s happened, I don’t want us to be on bad terms and I want you to be in my life. Thank you for helping me when I needed help and thank you for believing in me. You've helped me in so many ways and even though sometimes your relationship with mom is rocky, you didn't let it stop you from helping me when I need it
I love you and I’m going to miss you when I leave.
After all these years, I'll be leaving. Since birth, we've never been away from each other and I'm worried about how you'll handle it. I won't be there to protect you anymore, I won't be there to wipe your tears. For the first time in forever, you'll have to fend for yourself. I only ask that you go easier on mom, she can't handle all the stress. It's going to be a while till we see each other again and in that time I'm going to miss you so much. I love you, Ronny, be good