I am so honored that you have given me such a gift.
Surprised doesn’t even begin to explain the feelings I felt when you made such a precious offer. I have always looked at myself as the outcast in my family. This is a family whom I adore so much that I would much rather remain out of sight lest they tell me how they really feel about me: that I’m a loser and a freak. I’m hopelessly scared of their rejection.
You gave me acknowledgement that you love and trust me. You redeemed me with your offer and you will never truly know what an impact that made on my heart. All of my inner demons can be quieted with the comfort that there is one person who sees me differently than I see myself. The rest will come with time.