A letter to myself:  Your grandfather may have stolen your childhood, your innocence, and hampered your ability to find a healthy adult relationship. While you may have forgiven him and (supposedly) moved past what he did to you, your have not been able to find a man worthy of you to share your life with. After two failed marriages, and many casual relationships not worthy or who you really are…isn’t it time you seek the love you deserve, and settle for nothing less? You deserve to have someone in your life who treats you the way that you are worthy of. You are so much more than what you let yourself believe day in and day out. You are beautiful. You are loyal. You have built your life on hard work, sacrifice, and perseverance. You are an incredible woman with so much to give. Your childhood sexual abuse does NOT define you. Your grandfather robbed you of your childhood…stop letting him rob you of your adulthood as well.  Yours in love, Michaela

A letter to myself:

Your grandfather may have stolen your childhood, your innocence, and hampered your ability to find a healthy adult relationship. While you may have forgiven him and (supposedly) moved past what he did to you, your have not been able to find a man worthy of you to share your life with. After two failed marriages, and many casual relationships not worthy or who you really are…isn’t it time you seek the love you deserve, and settle for nothing less? You deserve to have someone in your life who treats you the way that you are worthy of. You are so much more than what you let yourself believe day in and day out. You are beautiful. You are loyal. You have built your life on hard work, sacrifice, and perseverance. You are an incredible woman with so much to give. Your childhood sexual abuse does NOT define you. Your grandfather robbed you of your childhood…stop letting him rob you of your adulthood as well.

Yours in love,
Michaela

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