A letter to my dysfunctional family.
No one is perfect and I am as far from perfect as it is humanly possible to be. But I have been hoping and praying you would forgive me for everything I have ever done that has made you feel less than happy.
I have been praying for this because this family is dysfunctional.
Our family does not communicate the way normal families do. We do not share joys and sadness or love or happy feelings. We never have supported each other.
I have been hoping and praying for this for a simple reason. No one knows how much time he or she has left on this earth. And when someone dies, it is impossible to mend the relationship with him or her. If you have regrets about that relationship, it is simply too late.
My early childhood memories involve yelling and fighting. Subsequent memories involve unhappy people living in the same house. And recent memories stir up images of important life events forgotten and receiving hurtful email communications.
Please help me turn this family around. I know old ways of doing things are difficult to change, but this change would definitely be worthwhile. We would all be happier and more able to overcome our tendency to be depressed and anxious. We would feel so much better!
So I am trying to start the change in this family. I am asking you to forgive me for everything I have ever done that has made you feel less than happy. I forgive you likewise.
Please allow each one of us to soar like an eagle above life’s storms. Please let’s all get along like a family should.
I love each one of you!,