When I was young, adults told me how smart I was, how handsome, how talented, how bright my future was. As I got older, that started to upset me. None of that prepared me for real life. When things didn’t turn out the way I had been taught to expect, it made me feel dumb and ugly and worthless.
But maybe they weren’t all wrong. Maybe the potential is there. Maybe its just sitting there, waiting.
I do believe I can do great things, even if I don’t feel like I am right now. What I need is someone to believe in me, not because they’re related to and are supposed to. But because they met me as the person I am now and believe in me. You know that that person is you. I know you saw it. I felt that you felt it, if that makes sense. Whatever reasons you haven’t supported me in the past like I needed you to aren’t nearly as important as supporting me now.
I love you, but I also need you. You’re not responsible for where I am, but you can be responsible for where I go.