I received this copy of a letter a teenage daughter wrote her mother after her sexually addicted father chose to leave his family. The wife tried for years to make the marriage work. He chose his addiction. This wonderful, loving daughter watched all those years. She observed. She saw the truth. She wrote this letter to help her mother. It brought tears to my eyes when I read this. I hope it inspires someone out there as well.
I see you, even though you try to blend into the background. I see you nervously put on your lipstick, ruffle your hair, check for wrinkles; believing you are anything but beautiful. I see you not know what to do in a crowd anymore, feeling so out of place due to the empty space of the person who perfectly fit beside you. I see you embracing the end of your journey: life has become a monotonous hole.
But, Oh! have you have not grown yet. The person what was so colossal in our lives, so large that he blocked the world from seeing you, tell him to step aside. It is your time now. For you are brilliant, you are beautifulo; you have yet to begin your journey. God has reached His hand out for you to grasp and tells you to fix your eyes upon new sites. With all the opportunity of a graduate, the styrength of a war veteran, and the wisdom of a mother; all that is left now is for you to choose your road.
Do not shrink in the hole. Do not be defeated by life’s punches. You are stronger. In all my years of living, in all the places I haev been, in all the people I have met, in all the knowledge I have learned, I have never come close to experiencing somebody as extraordinary as you. So don’t dwell on your past, for you have places to go and a future to start. You choose where. You choose when. You choose how.
No go. Lift your eyes from the ground to the sun. A new day arises for you, but you must get up and rise for your new day.
From a daughter with never-ending admiration.
This daughter had much wisdom that her mother had done all she could do but that there is life beyond her unwanted divorce. God’s favor is for the poor and helpless. God’s favor is for those who seek to do right and well. This wife did. Her husband chose the path of sin and destruction.
What a wonderful insightful teenage daughter.