A Letter My Fiancee’s Daughter Wrote To Me Tonight Before She Ran to Bed

a letter my Fiancee's daughter wrote to me tonight before she ran to bed
Reddit User, ‘poolesso’, shared this lovely photo of a letter he received.

For context he added…

“My fiancee has 2 girls, one 10, one 3. I have a 4 year old son. Her ex was abusive and they broke up almost 2 years ago. I met her after and we clicked and got together, and after a while got engaged. At first I wasn’t sure I was cut out to take on two girls, especially when one was already 10 and I’m barely 22 myself. Turned out her Dad pretty much stopped acknowledging that they exist and I tried my best to pick up the slack, she told me that she watched her Dad hit her Mom, etc.

I paid for her to enroll in soccer and played with her every now and then. Watching her at her games, I noticed she was really good at running so I asked her if she likes to run track or cross country. She had done track before but never cross country, or any kind of distance. I promised her I’d take her running and she surprised me with 2 miles, averaging just under 10 minutes each. I could barely keep up, I’m a bit out of shape and quit smoking about 6 months ago. She wrote me this before running to take a shower and go to bed. It actually hit me quite hard because I moved to the US when I was 13 and rarely see my dad anymore. My step dad always tried to be the best he could and now I really notice how much it took. I have to call him tomorrow.”

 

5 comments

  1. despite how ‘young’ you think you are, sounds like you are very compassionate & understanding. You are doing a great job. And it’s good the role of parenting is teaching you more about your relationship with your parents. I wish you well.

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