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A Letter to All the Boys I’ve Loved

Dear the first,

You have taught me so much over the years. You’ve watched me grow. You’ve encouraged me to do what I want and become what I want. I always feel loved and I will forever be thankful of that. I feel like I can always be myself and I know no man will ever care about me more than you do. I love you, Dad.

Dear the second,

Where do I begin? You taught me that I can’t fix everything, but that’s okay. You taught me that I deserve so much more than what I have. You taught me that I will always have a place in life, even if I thought otherwise. I know if I ever needed to that I could go to you. We had our ups and definitely our downs. I can’t say you are perfect in the slightest though. I never knew someone could care so much about me while also caring so less about me. I do believe in second chances, but I am not a believer in third times the charm. You may have hurt me the most, but you left one of the biggest impacts on my life and I can’t help but thank you for that.

Dear the third,

You are seriously the best. The fact that you’ve stuck around this long is actually surprising. Never in a million years would I think that we’d be this close still. You literally saw me at my best and worst. I hope you know how grateful I am for all the memories we have shared and that I am always up for the next adventure. I know I suck at staying in touch but I’m glad that no matter how much time has past that we can still pick right back up at where we left off. We may fight until the end of time, but hey, I never had a brother and aren’t siblings suppose to fight this much? We may be miles apart at times, but never forget I am always here!

Dear the fourth,

You made me strong. I thought I deserved nothing better than what you had to offer. I put up with so much that I eventually became brainwashed. I was slowly becoming someone I was not. I cried. Boy, did I cry a lot, but I am strong. You gave me so much strength that I didn’t know I had. I know now that I deserve so much more than what I was putting up with. Without you I wouldn’t know my self worth. Thank you for being a jerk. It showed me that I could handle anything.

Sincerely,

Steph

These four short letters aren’t just four individual people, but a combination of a few. While some of us have encountered not-so-great people in our lives, I do believe there is always a bright side to everything. I am thankful for all the wonderful and horrible people I have met in my life. Without them I wouldn’t be who I am today.

I was inspired by a YouTube video I watched by Alexa Losey. If you want to check out her video:

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