Prompt: There are 3 things you need to know before you read this.
Kate dropped into her desk chair with a sigh. She didn’t want to write this letter. She didn’t know how to write this letter. But it had to be done.
There are 3 things you need to know before you read this.
1. I love you.
Kate thought about when she first met John. It was at a club in Cali called Mirabilia. He asked her to dance and when he took her hand, she felt like she was really alive. She couldn’t remember the last time she had felt that way.
2. This last year has been the best thing that has ever happened to me.
They had gone dancing countless more times. They had spent long days at the beach and gone hiking in the mountains. They had bought a puppy together. He had been by her side during the days when sadness threatened to crush her. She had helped him deal with the passing of his mom. She hadn’t known she could love someone as much as she loved him. She hadn’t know someone could love her like he did. Kate wiped a tear from her cheek. Her chest felt like it was being crushed beneath the weight of this pain. She didn’t know if she could go through with this. She knew she must.
3. I am not who you think I am. I can’t be who you need me to be. I’m sorry.
The tears rained down now as Kate remembered the dark night her life was torn away from her. As she remembered the long, lonely years she had spent wanderingvthe country. She didn’t know why she hadn’t went into the light that people always say is at the end. She hadn’t ever saw the light. There had just been pain, then not. And after that there had only been sadness and loneliness. Until John. But it wasn’t fair to him. She would never get older. She could never give him a family. He deserved the fullest life. And she couldn’t give him that.
Please forgive, my love. You have been everything I could have ever hoped for. I pray that you will find the girl who can be everything you need. I pray we both can find peace.
I love you.