A Letter To The Person Who Changed My Life!

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In response to Writing 101 Day 9 task “Today, write your post as a letter. Approach it in any way you’d like!”

This letter is intended for you, I know I could have sent this to you by email, however I feel this is more for myself than it is for you. Perhaps, someday you will read this letter and understand my compulsion for writing this. Maybe you do not understand which most likely will be the case! As I said in the beginning, though this letter is intended for you, it is written more to satiate the torrid ocean of thoughts in my mind! Regardless of if you will take a moment to sit down and read this or not, I would just like to say thank you. Thank you for everything you have done, and for everything you have provided me with.

You definitely are wondering what it is that I am thanking you for? You see, I have a lot to thank you for. Since I never got a chance to say this while trying to escape from the prison that was my life with you, I am revealing all of it now!

Where do I start? And how do I say it? I do not know. In any case, I am going to give it a shot and start from the very beginning!

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You made me fall in love with you and fall in love, I did. Big time! With that you taught me what the beautiful feeling of being in love is. Now that I know how exquisite that feeling is, I am hopeful of finding it again! For that education, I thank you!

Most couples my age went out having fun, on dates, traveling the world when you abandoned me in the house to go out yourself with your friends, with your mother, for your work. That abandonment taught me how it feels to be marginalized! Something I promised I will never do to another human being! For that lesson, I thank you!

You tore me away from my family and asked me to choose between you and them. I always chose you! My imprudent choices taught me the importance of learning to make a decision with your brain rather than your heart! For that learning, I thank you!

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You abused me in every way possible emotionally, mentally and physically. While it aggrieved me in many ways, it also taught me the importance of standing up for my rights, for my freedom. For that training, I thank you!

You ripped me apart financially which in turn forced me to become more ambitious! That ambition landed me in a job which takes care of my every need. For that very important career lesson, I thank you!

You pulled me out of my protective shell, made me face all kinds of adversity and forced me to grow up. For that exercise, I thank you!

Most of all, I want to thank you for giving me the biggest joy I have ever known, you gave me Motherhood! You gave me my son. For that I can never repay you! For that, I whole-heartedly thank you!

I mean it when I say that I cannot thank you enough for bringing my son into my world. By doing that, you have given me a reason to wake up every morning; you have given me a purpose in my life. You have given me a hope for the future!

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By deciding to stay away from our son’s life, you have allowed me to surpass my own expectations of the kind of parent I can become. You made me realize that I can play the role of a mom and dad to a tee! You gave me the realization that there is no income higher than watching his little face light up with a bright smile every time he looks at me, the pride in his eyes when he calls me mom! I wouldn’t trade that for anything in this world!

So thank you for going on with your life and being selfish enough to never try to reach out to him. As thankful as I am for giving me these life lessons, I wouldn’t want you teaching them to my son. For, in every way that you taught me these lessons, I learned a much healthier way of teaching them to my son…with love and with compassion!

96 thoughts on “A Letter To The Person Who Changed My Life!

  1. I am deeply touched by your letter. Thank you for sharing your story. It’s good that now you are happy with your son. You faced adversity with courage and came out stronger. I am sure your son will grow up to become a compassionate young man.

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  2. We always feel that our life could have been better than it is right now, but after reading your letter, I feel there are people out in the world whose stories are so heart breaking that thanking God for our lives and little joys is not enough. I truly appreciate your courage and will power (May God give you much more!!) and of course admire the way you have sweetly belittled him.All the best.

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    • Thank you so much for your kind words!
      It’s only when we experience something or open our eyes and look around do we realize that there are many people in many different situations in life. I guess that understanding helps us love our own life a bit more. Although it was difficult, I have learned to love the blessings in my life and to look ahead, and that in turn has helped me lead a content life! 🙂

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  4. I’ve always wondered, never dared to ask. Salute your spirit! Am happy that you chose to fight. I am happy that if he was a jerk, atleast he was a jerk enough to leave you both alone to live in peace. Atleast, you and your son have each other. I can’t imagine what you must have gone through, but I do think you have a much better life now. you are the best example of overcoming adversity and coming out victorious. And for that, the credit goes only to you! Lots of hugs and blessings to you and your son.

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  7. I am touched by your letter, and relate to it in many ways. Your strength and determination to grow in all ways suggests that your life will continue to be an inspiration to many. Your reward will be a long and rewarding lifetime…and a few decades from now you will be able to look back and celebrate your existence. You write beautifully… 🙂

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  8. I knew that there was something special about you. you are good with words. i respect you for that. what a lovely and affectionate post. You really understand feelings and you have the right expression for it. Sincerly i enjoyed it. More grease to your elbows.
    :)Blessings.

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  9. Your really are something special, my dear! Some people would crumble under such circumstances or become bitter and reclusive. You are inspiring and amazing! I am sure you will help many others as you continue your writing and blogging! I for one, am glad to be along for the ride!

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  10. Great Post! It takes a strong person to see the lesson in a difficult situation. Our most devoted and most important teachers are sometimes those who hurt us most, but when you see the lesson you can truly thank them from the heart. Very gracious of you.

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  11. Once I read this quote by Mark Twain “Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it” and it had stayed with me 🙂 By writing this letter you have relieved yourself from the all negativity you held in your heart against that soul 🙂 You are much more happier from yesterday 🙂 Keep smiling and be strong as always 🙂

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  12. Dear Rashmi,

    Thank you for sharing your story to us. I’m really happy that you choose to see the good thing behind those awful situation. It’s not easy, I believe. But yet, in some point, it bring peace for yourself. Your son, he’s so lucky to have you.

    Be happy always ^^

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  13. Hi Rashmi,

    I want to say how strong you are to have faced a difficult time and come out with it stronger and armed with so many lessons. I don’t know what I have done in such an abusive situation honestly but I am so proud that you took control of the situation and made a beautiful life with your son. It cannot have been easy I am sure.

    You’re an inspiration for all who are going through similar situations and have shared hope and positivity through your words. Thank you! 🙂

    Cheers,
    Tx

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  14. I am teary eyed! You really are such a strong woman! I am so proud of you! From thousands of miles away, I want you to know even if we might not ever see each other, that someone here is glad you are you 🙂 You deserve what you have now as a free, modern, single mom who is AWESOME!!! My mom was abused physically, mentally, emotionally too and she was still able to show love, compassion and kindness to the man who did that to her. She said she never regretted her decision because she have us, her children. Moms like you ROCKS!!! Yes, it is better to show kindness and forgiveness to those who hurt us, it means you are the strong one and your son is really blessed to have a mom like you. 🙂 Kudos and keep loving!

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  15. Dear Rashmi,

    You have turned many stumbling blocks into stepping stones. More than anything else this letter goes on to show that you have forgiven that person and moved on, that’s why you can talk about him and encourage others who are facing similar situation.

    This article will give many people in abusive relations and PTD strength to see their situation in a whole new light and inspired to change their world for better. I have shared it on the social media.

    LOve and light ❤

    Anand

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  16. Dear Rashmi! I’m as sorry for you that you had to undergo such sufferings as I’m happy that it didn’t break you and that you learned to provide for yourself and to care lovingly for your son. You should be proud of yourself. Thank you for sharing! I hope your words will help other women as well to take charge of their lives and fight against violence and suppression.

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  17. That’s incredibly moving. You need to know that you just wrote a letter for many of us women who have been abused either emotionally or in the physical. I am happy you took that experience and learned from it. Hugs!

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