I have said this thousands of times, but maybe you will hear me this time…
You are beautiful. No, I really mean it. Your smile, your laugh, the way your hair curls, how you crinkle your nose, your big brown eyes- it is all so beautiful!
You are intelligent. You are great at so many things, you just do not realize it. God has so much in store for you!
And yet, you choose not to hear me. Do you love me?
I try to embrace you, but you keep throwing punches. Your fist pounds harder and harder into my shoulder until I cannot feel the pain anymore. If I hold on longer, maybe you will hug me back… but you don’t. Instead your teeth pierce my arm, and that makes me want to pull you even closer.
I LOVE YOU. Why do you not hear me? You just continue to push me away. Please accept yourself! Love yourself! …because I do.
You are so wonderful, so incredible, so marvelous, and yet, you continue to rip my heart into pieces every time you tell yourself that you are not.
I have said this letter a thousand times, and I hope this gets to you finally.