To The Mom Who's Gotten Me Through Everything, I'll Never Be Able To Thank You Enough

To The Mom Who's Gotten Me Through Everything, I'll Never Be Able To Thank You Enough

I have never done anything to deserve you, but I can't thank you enough.


My mom and I have been through absolute hell together. A lot of it has been from outside sources, but some of it has been things that we have put on ourselves. Even before I was born, my mom was fighting for me. The past twenty years we have gone through anything and everything you can imagine together- you name it, it's happened to us.

This woman has constantly defended me, fought with me, fought for me, laughed with me, cried with me, and sacrificed everything for me. I would not be the person that I am today without her. She has gotten me through everything that I have ever had to go through. Just because she has gotten me through everything doesn't mean that it's been easy or fun. I've fought with my mom more than I've ever fought with anyone else, but we've always gotten through it.

In the past couple of years, and even more so in the past few months, my mom and I have gotten so much closer than we have ever been. Once I let down all of my walls and came out to my mom as trans, we've been able to communicate much more openly and easily. For what seems like the first time in my life, my mom and I are on really good terms. We don't fight, we talk about our problems and I go to my mom before I go to anyone else when I have problems.

I've never done anything to deserve the mom that I have. I've never treated her the way she deserves- I've been an asshole to her most of my life because I couldn't get my own shit under control. However, I am so thankful to have my mom in my life. My mom is becoming my best friend again- she used to be my best friend and then life happened and things got in the way, we drifted and hated (but still loved) each other and weren't friends at all. When I moved to college I was the only person that talked to their mom as much as I did and we were barely even friends then. Now, my mom is my best friend again and we talk all the time.

Mom, I'm forever thankful for you. You'll never know what all you have done for me and what your support means to me. I love you more than ever. TGFE mom.

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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.

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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Why I Appreciate My Parents So Much

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One thing I've noticed, the older I've gotten, is how much I appreciate my parents.

We've become so close, it's almost funny to think at one point I looked at them so much differently. When I was younger, my parents were much more strict than they are now. They disciplined differently and didn't let me do certain things. The older I've gotten, the more freedom I've gotten, which is one big sigh of relief.

My parents are such great people. Throughout my whole life, I've always had friends of parents or people who know my parents tell me how great they both are. I'm so blessed to have been raised by them and to have gotten their characteristics.

My mom is so loving and generous, and she thinks of literally everyone else in her life before herself. She's smart and funny, and she is always there when I need someone to talk to. She's taught me how to be courteous, kind, funny (with her sense of humor), and most importantly, accepting towards others.

The older I get, the more I realize how similar I am to her. She's my favorite woman in the whole world. We understand each other.

My dad is a thoughtful, hilarious, wise, and helpful guy who has taught me so many lessons throughout the years. He always makes sure my finances are in order, even more than I do. He keeps me laughing with his funny stories and made-up songs that he sings. He always asks me how my day was every time I walk through the door. He is so adorable and thoughtful, and I'm so happy I got his wit and humor.

His smile lights up a room and I'm so happy I've been hearing his laugh and will continue to for the rest of my life.

Another great thing about my parents is that they've taught me what love looks like. They're so loving, kind, and patient towards each other. I've rarely ever seen them fight in my life. They still treat one another how they did when they first started dating. I have friends and know people whose parents aren't together, and I'm so lucky to say I can't imagine what that's like.

My parents complete each other; they are soulmates. I'm so lucky and appreciative that I get to have the honor of watching their love play out throughout their lives.

I'm so happy and thankful that these are the parents I ended up with. They're the best. I hope to be half of my parents when I become a parent myself.

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