Life On The Other Side…


I’m Sorry….
August 25, 2014, 10:00 am
Filed under: Life, Parenting

My dearest  daughters,

I’m sorry.  The two words that are sometimes the hardest for me to say, but I feel are long overdue.

I’m sorry that I failed you.

I’m sorry that I was not a better role model for you.

I’m sorry that now as you begin your journeys into adulthood that I didn’t prepare you enough because I was so deep in my own sadness and  anger and depression that I couldn’t .

I’m sorry that as you prepare to marry that I am the last person that you will go to for marital advice because I was such a failure at marriage.

I’m sorry that I cannot give you advice on how to be a good wife, because, once again, I was such a failure at being a wife

I’m sorry that you did not grow up in a home filled with love, happiness and kindness.

I’m sorry that you did not grow up in a home that was spotless at all times.  I thought my time was better spent being with you than cleaning house

I’m sorry that I didn’t teach you to do things instead of doing them for you.

I’m sorry I didn’t teach you the things you will need to know as you become wives and mothers

I’m sorry that I was too busy trying to make a life for you, that I forgot to live with you.

One day you will find that being a wife and mother is not easy.

No one gives you an instruction manual when you get married or when you have children.

There are no classes, there are no warnings, there is nothing to tell you what to do or how to do it.

I hope and pray that you never have the life I had.

I hope and pray that you wait for God to bring that special one to you

I hope and pray that your life is filled with love, joy, happiness and kindness

I hope and pray that you find peace in your life

I hope and pray that you do not become me

I’m sorry….

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