I know you probably weren’t expecting me to write since it has been such a long time since the last time I laid my eyes on you… when you mailed out that letter that broke my heart in two, and you decided to say goodbye.
For many years, you made it very clear that I was not good enough for you. You often went out of your way to remind me of everything that was wrong with me because of my cerebral palsy. You told me how ashamed and embarrassed you were by me and the way God made me.
It got to the point where I started to believe you and everything you said. It was like you had me under your spell of negative thoughts.
I had begun to doubt myself as a young women. I was thinking that I wasn’t beautiful; thinking that I was the ugly duckling in the pond when I was BEAUTIFUL the whole time. There was nothing wrong with me. It’s sad to say you finally saw that I was a shining star in the galaxy…but only once you said goodbye and walked out of my life forever.
It’s sad to say you realized every mistake you made once you found out that I had moved on to a young man; that you finally saw everything that makes me BEAUTIFUL and regretting the day you said, “Goodbye”.
Looking back, I begin to realize that you were blind and that you couldn’t see a single thing great about me being unique but that’s okay. We all learn and grow from our mistakes.
I just want to say “thank you” for inspiring me to want to educate people about disabilities and being a part of my life story. I’ll always carry a special place in my heart for you and wish you nothing but the very best but I want you to remember that every woman is a beautiful woman, regardless of shape, size or skin color—no women is ugly
I hope that you are treating your new girlfriend better than what you did me because she deserves the world.
by Tylia Flores