For Daughters with Difficult Mothers

Daughter

Definition: A woman considered as the product of a particular person, influence, or environment

This is for the Daughters who walk around crushing rocks in their mouths because they are too scared to speak.

This is for the worn out Daughters; The Daughters who have been stretched thin; The Daughters who sleep with a weight and wake up with an even greater weight; The Daughters who have cried too many times to keep count.

This is for the Daughters who are unsure of what a mother’s love feels like.

This is for the Daughters who fake a smile on Mother’s Day.

This is for the Daughters with narcissistic mothers.

This is for the Daughters who have always come last.

This is for the Daughters who are pressed down on every side.

This is for the Daughters who are always criticized, insulted, crushed, beaten down and stripped bare.

This is for the Daughters who know words do hurt.

This is for the Daughters who question if their mothers ever loved them.

This is for the Daughters who question if they love their mothers.

This is for the Daughters who pray every night, asking God to forgive their resentment, bitterness and rage.

This is for the Daughters who are tired of being manipulated and repressed.

This is for the Daughters who are heartbroken.

This is for the Daughters who spent countless hours wishing they could switch families.

This is for the Daughters who are mentally, physically, and emotionally drained.

This is for the Daughters who know what verbal abuse feels like.

This is for the Daughters who have the audacity to put themselves first.

This is for the Daughters who are called selfish for the putting themselves first.

This is for the Daughters who have to dig themselves out a hole every day.

This is for the Daughters who have to be reminded that they are human too.

This is for the Daughters who bleed.

This is for the Daughters who cry into their pillowcases.

This is for the daughters who dare not defend themselves.

This is for You. Yes you beautiful girl. You are loved. You are more than a daughter. You are a woman who deserves to smile everyday. You are a woman with a heart. You are a woman with wings sewn into your bones. One day you will break free. One day you will soar.

This is for the Difficult Mothers. Be kind to your daughters. When was the last time you saw your daughters smile with their eyes? When was the last time you asked if their hearts were okay? When was the last time you bit your tongue and held your words back?

Dear Daughter, your joy is coming.