What would I say to the person that destroyed who my son used to be with one small act of violence?
Did you think about what you were doing that day 4 1/2 years ago?
How did you choose my son?
As you live your life, possibly still hurting others, my son still daily faces trauma because of you.
You are the reason he feels worthless.
You are the reason he feels like he is undeserving.
You are the reason 4 years of his life are gone.
You are the reason he struggles every day to go to school,
To play basketball, to do anything every other kid can just do.
You are the reason he doesn't believe in himself.
I hate you.
What would I say to my son?
You are a warrior.
You are fighting a battle that seems unwinnable.
Every day you conquer it a little more.
You may think that you will never get better.
To that I say look at you a year ago.
Two years ago.
You are struggling right now but you will get through it.
Although I wish I could make it all go away, I can't.
Instead I will stand by you, hold your hand, lift you up, wipe your tears.
You are so much better than that person that hurt you.
Your life matters.
You are worth the battle.
I love you.