This open letter was inspired by the following powerful open letter I just read By Kingy’s Life.
To my dad that hurt me I want to first off say I forgive you. 🙂
First off dad you were a huge part of my life in a hurtful way. Dad you went out of your way to help me embrace the lies growing up, those lies were about becoming a failure…You helped me become afraid of failing. After your first stroke you turned your life around and started to serve the Lord almighty and you came to me and cried because you knew you instilled so much hurt within me to the point I couldn’t even trust myself. When you ask for forgiveness I saw it at the time not being a Christian like you, as a sign of weakness and I exploited that weakness just like you taught me too. Dad I am sorry for the awful things I said to you just moments before you passed away. I had so much hurt within me I didn’t know how to handle it at the time. Dad you never knew this because you passed away but you have inspired me as you served the Lord with a smile on your face no matter the hardship you faced. Dad your final letter to me was a letter of encouragement and I read that letter at the front of my bible that you gave me many times and I am now a Christian myself because of your letter of encouragement and your Christ like actions. The Lord almighty has called me forth to encourage other people that have been dealt similar emotional pain and I wish you could see the progress I have made.
I have since started an online journal that is geared towards discovering who I am through Jesus Christ, I also write tidbits to encourage other people. Dad because you inspired me so much and your final letter of encouragement to me was so inspiring to me, I had to find out myself who this Loving God of yours was… I for longest time thought God was mad at me and that God hated me because he gave you a second chance after your first stroke…I also felt like God hated me because of all the abuse I endured from you and it felt like God was never there for me when I needed Him the most…I cannot thank the Lord enough now for that second chance that He had given you, because that second chance inspired you to live for Jesus Christ, and it inspired me to live for Jesus Christ as well.
Dad, I know you will never see this open letter to you, but I had to get this off my chest so I can move forward in life and become the man Jesus Christ, has created for me to become…Dad you weren’t there for me growing up but you tried your best to set things straight when you became a Christian and I thank you for that.
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Thanks again and God Bless.
Teck, & Bella,