What I have waited to say
Start writing a post

Thank You, You Saved Me

A letter to those who matter

Thank You, You Saved Me
Melissa Garcia

Hello there godparents,

You raised me up like you were my biological parents, you made me feel so loved and so respected in your home and I miss it so much and regret my decision to leave every single day. Now that I'm at college I miss you guys even more and I want you to know how much I love you. I haven't always been kind to you and I regret that. You gave me everything I could've asked for, I finally had parents I was proud to introduce and love me, not that my dad does not love me, he does very much but this was different. You took me shopping and to doctors' appointments and watched TV shows with me at night, you made me feel like I was really part of the family and always made a point to have dinner together, and never to go to bed mad.

You made me your own and I wanted you to adopt me so badly but I know that would've been painful for my father. I now stand here with love from all three of you and I couldn't be more grateful. I hope that I can build my relationship back to where it was one-day, to be part of your family again. I love you and thank you for caring about me even when I didn't care about myself; when I had lost the will to live you picked me up from college and brought me to live with you guys. You made me your daughter, a daughter I was proud to be.

Growing up you were always there for me and when I visited on breaks and holidays, it simply wasn't enough with how much I love you guys. I was always so excited to come to New York and see you guys and hang out, and shop till we dropped. Laugh at funny movies, and cry when we watched Sophie's Choice. I love everything about you guys and you guys are literally relationship goals. You guys love each other so much that it radiates to other people, and I want my relationship to be like that in 30 years.

I'm so glad I have role models to look up to like you guys so thank you.

Melissa Garcia

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less

Challah vs. Easter Bread: A Delicious Dilemma

Is there really such a difference in Challah bread or Easter Bread?

loaves of challah and easter bread stacked up aside each other, an abundance of food in baskets

Ever since I could remember, it was a treat to receive Easter Bread made by my grandmother. We would only have it once a year and the wait was excruciating. Now that my grandmother has gotten older, she has stopped baking a lot of her recipes that require a lot of hand usage--her traditional Italian baking means no machines. So for the past few years, I have missed enjoying my Easter Bread.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments