Thursday’s are going to be labeled “Thankful Thursday’s”. Why, you ask? Because I believe it’s important to thank people who have influenced us in any way, whether slight or large, negative or positive; it can be about a family member, friend, politician, or famous person. It can even be about someone you’ve never met. It’s through thanking other people that we’re humbled and maybe even able to move on from a situation in our lives that we’ve had trouble getting over.
For Thankful Thursday’s, I’d like to change the format around. Rather than just writing a regular blog post, I’d like to entitle it “Dear you…from me.” Meaning, it’ll be in a letter format. No one will know who I’m writing to. If YOU as the reader ever feel the need to thank someone on Thankful Thursday’s, then please feel free to drop your letter in the comments. If you’d like me to post a letter that you’d like to be publicized, then also feel free to email it to me. I’ll post it for the next Thankful Thursday.
To kick us off, here’s the first letter.
February 2, 2012
You’ll most likely not even read this. If you do end up stumbling across this, you probably won’t guess it’s about you. Although we haven’t known each other for too long, you’ve impacted my life in many different ways that I want to thank you for. Every time we got together, you had no problem making me laugh. We had some deep discussions that I didn’t think I could have with anyone. It wasn’t too long after we met that I realized how similar we were, and in ways that we differed I was still amazed. You quickly became my best friend; almost as if we’d known each other our whole lives. I never admitted this to you, but I remember thinking that we’d get married. Crazy, I know. But I had no problem letting that thought take over because of how similar we were.
It saddens me that things happened causing us not to talk anymore, but I have hopes that one day in the future we’ll cross each other’s paths again.
You’ve had some things happen in your life that broke my heart to hear, but I wanted to help you so badly. I realized after we quit talking that I couldn’t be your savior, nor could you be mine. If my thought of us getting married actually were the case, then I believe we’ve been separated for a reason. I feel like we grew too close too quickly. I started going to you for advice rather than going to God or my parents. But something I loved about you was that you encouraged me to go to God even when I did go to you.
And for that I want to thank you.
After what happened that caused us to quit talking, I realized I needed to get straight with God. You deciding to separate yourself from me helped in more ways than one. It gave me a new perspective on what I was doing and how it was wrong.
Since we don’t talk anymore, all I can do is pray for you. I pray for you almost every day. I hope that you’ve gotten your issues straightened out and are moving on with your life. I hope that you find what you’re looking for. I hope that we meet again.
Until then, I’ll be waiting, praying, and hoping that whatever is supposed to happen, happens.
With all my love,
My email: firstname.lastname@example.org