One thing I’ve learned
is not to take everything at face value.
Some of life’s lessons you’ll learn on your own;
some of them I can pass along to you.
Here are just a few of the “Just Because’s” I’d like you to learn. I hope you can teach me some along the way too.
Just because your mother and I are divorced
doesn’t mean we don’t love you.
Just because you have a brother now
doesn’t mean I love you less.
Just because your classmates tease
doesn’t mean you’ll remember them when you’re a grown up.
Just because I don’t see you every day
doesn’t mean I don’t think about you.
Just because you don’t hit a home run
doesn’t make you a bad baseball player.
Just because you get a ‘B’ on a report card
doesn’t make you a bad student.
Just because today was tough
doesn’t mean tomorrow will be the same.
Just because people leave your life
doesn’t mean they don’t think about you while they’re gone.
Just because you think you know it all now
doesn’t mean your dad will always be wrong.
Just because I say something is true
doesn’t mean you can’t find out on your own, too.
There are so many more just because’s;
I can’t possibly fit them all in this letter.
I will always love you