A Letter To The Family Who Bought My Grandparents' House

A Letter To The Family Who Bought My Grandparents' House

Your new home means so much to me.
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Dear New Homeowners,

I honestly never thought I would see this day. I never thought that someone other than my grandparents or my family members would be living in that house. I want to tell you about them. I want to tell you about the house that you now call your own.

My grandparents were two of the best people in the world. They would do anything for anyone in a heartbeat. Losing them was very difficult on our family and their friends. They were the most giving people I have ever met.

Over the years, I watched their health deteriorate. I watched them struggle to take care of each other. I watched my mom take care of my grandma every day because her health got significantly worse after my grandpa left this world. I watched my mom and aunts and uncles go through everything when my grandma died. I saw how hard it was, especially on my mom. All of the memories came flashing back.

Your new home means so much to me. The memories I have there are countless. I took my first steps in the family room. My grandma taught me how to sew in the dining room. I played games with both my grandma and grandpa. I had countless sleepovers with my sister and cousins there. We dressed up in my mom’s old prom dresses. I can’t tell you how many hours I sat on the deck with Grandma and Grandpa, waving at honking cars going by and how many meals we had out there together.

I hope your new house is as good for you as it was for my family. I hope you have kids who play in the front yard. I hope you can have family get-togethers there like we always did. I hope you make amazing memories with your family.

It’s going to be so hard for me to drive by your new home and see a new car in the driveway. I’m sure it will be easier over time. I hope you don’t mind if when I drive by, I honk to say hello. Please know that my grandparents will always be watching over you and smiling down. They will be so thrilled that their house is a new home to a family.

Love,

The Granddaughter of the Old Homeowners

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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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