Dear Me,  You are stronger than you think…although everyday will be a battle, just remember that everything that happened wasn’t your fault. He had it all planned out form the beginning, whatever you would have said wouldn’t have made a difference. You were only a child, thinking about things only a child would think of. He will have to live with what he did to you, how he scarred you…But you have the choice now, you can control your life now, don’t let him keep you chained. Please be happy, I know it still hurts but you must move on. I want you to be happy. You deserve to be loved, although what you saw growing up wasn’t love, remember that it does exist. Love everyone and live your life with a full heart. And don’t feel guilty if you still love him, it’s okay…because he is your father and you feel mature enough to forgive him. Whether his pride blinds him from seeing the truth, remember that you have become the bigger person…and for that, I am so proud. I love you, let’s be happy together.   With all my love,  ME.  #survivorloveletter

Dear Me,

You are stronger than you think…although everyday will be a battle, just remember that everything that happened wasn’t your fault. He had it all planned out form the beginning, whatever you would have said wouldn’t have made a difference. You were only a child, thinking about things only a child would think of. He will have to live with what he did to you, how he scarred you…But you have the choice now, you can control your life now, don’t let him keep you chained. Please be happy, I know it still hurts but you must move on. I want you to be happy. You deserve to be loved, although what you saw growing up wasn’t love, remember that it does exist. Love everyone and live your life with a full heart. And don’t feel guilty if you still love him, it’s okay…because he is your father and you feel mature enough to forgive him. Whether his pride blinds him from seeing the truth, remember that you have become the bigger person…and for that, I am so proud. I love you, let’s be happy together. 

With all my love,
ME.

#survivorloveletter

Tani Ikeda