Dear 13-year-old me,
How are you holding up?
Seeing you like this breaks my heart !
I can see your bruises ..
I can see you in your room, waiting for someone to care, for someone to notice how hurt you are, how damaged you got in ways no one can ever imagine.
And yet, you chose to hide them, to protect what’s left of you…
It is not your fault, it never was and it never will be.
These people that judge you, hit you, insult you and humiliate you, try to hurt you every day because they’re afraid of your difference, they feel threatened by it, and just like everything else they can’t control, understand or be like, they try to destroy it .
A lot of people will call you a freak, it’s a compliment, trust me!
Difference is what makes you so special.
And you may not know it yet, but you’ve got gifts … the most amazing gifts, and those gifts are gonna make you even more special!
Through all these years, you managed to grow up into a smart, kind, supportive, emotional, simple and honest young man. And trust me, many people will look for people like you … not only because you’re trustworthy and reliable like no other, but also because your understanding and you have higher standards.
What you think is your weakness today will be your greatest strength tomorrow.
What you think will destroy you right now, will lift up towards the sky very soon.
You will fall in love with someone worth it, that will love you for many years, someone that only death will pull you apart from!
You will discover so many things about yourself, things you never thought were possible.
You will meet amazing people that not only accept you for who you are, but also push you everyday to be better.
You will find your path in life, and at some point, carve your own!
You may not know it or see it yet, but you’re gonna be okay … And the person you feel so insecure about, is actually the person you will be most proud of, for staying strong, for holding on to faith, for believing in a better future .
« It takes a lot of courage to grow up and be who you really are. » EE. Cummings
I’m proud of you !