Del Williams


Open Letter From An Abandoned Child

letter from abandoned child

Dear Mother,

I have been thinking of you lately. Not sure why since I have not seen you in over 25 years. Funny, what you miss when you abandon your child. In reality, you have missed my life. I wonder how that makes you feel. Every major event, you were not there. No holidays. No birthdays. No illness. I wonder how that makes you feel.

The selfish side of me wants to know why, but the answer is simple, you had other things to do. Perhaps better offers from the play daughters you always talked about? Funny, you are my mother, but you always preferred them. Maybe because there was no responsibility attached to it. I guess you are safe now that I am all grown up. There are no school bills to pay, teeth to be fixed, or birthday parties you need to plan. Someone else did it. I wonder how that makes you feel.

Yes, I am thinking of you today, and even thought I wanted to find you, but I remembered, your absence was your choice. So as much as I may wonder, I will leave you to continue your life without me. I wonder how that makes you feel.


Whatever you are, be a good one. - Abraham Lincoln
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AbandonedSpaghetti said...

We always focus on the abandoned one, of course. But what about the other part? Is this mother missing a structural piece of her soul /brain/sentimental education? We are evidently not in the position to judge. We don't know anything about this woman and how she has been living during these 25 years. 25 years are a significant number of years. 25 years are a acceptable time to do balances. And maybe this letter has not been written by the abandoned kid. This letter can have been perfectly written by the mother herself, who's trying to figure out what her kid would reproach or miss or ask her if they could meet. An imaginary letter as a sort of self accusation, or self therapy.

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Anonymous said...

It sad to be in that situation; my friend is longs for her mother although she burned her and left her. She is a great women today because GOD guided her. I am so proud of you Denise you are a great women, wife, mother and grandmother. I hope you will get the answers you need.