I want you to know I see you.
I see the hopes and expectations you have for your child.
I see your fears of her falling short and not being successful in life.
I see the love you have for a child you helped to bring into this world.
But I also see the pain you cause your child.
I see her anger boiling into a rage, barely contained beneath the surface
of her veiled eyes.
I see her sadness at disappointing you and not being valued.
I see a depression from her inability to decipher between your love and guidance
versus your anger and control.
Dear Parent, I see you are conflicted.
You want something for your child and are unsure how to help her.
You fumble around guessing but afraid to show your own uncertainty and fears.
Dear Lovely Parent, I am only a bystander and your behavior hurt me.
Imagine the pain that must be in your child’s heart…
Dear Parent, please stop and walk away.
Breathe and think.
When you are ready, move forward with love for your child
and for yourself.
An Ex-Bullying Mother / Ex-Crying Child
Author's Note: It saddens me to have been "inspired" to create this piece and that I have the insight to do so. My hope is for this message be told numerous times and outweigh the grief we cause each other. Let's move forward in love.