Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Sorry.

Dear Mum and Dad,

I know you don't like us saying sorry and say that we have to show you in our actions, so I will. But I decided I'd tell you what it means to me.

Sorry is when you hurt someone (whether it's inside or out) and then you feel hurt too because you have made them upset. You don't know what to do so you cry. It's the only way you can bring what's inside you out. But not in words, in tears. You cry until you feel bad about what you did and then you go stiff and then you want to say sorry but you're scared to and you don't know how.

And then you make up and it feels nice and then everything goes back to normal. But I don't want it to. I want to listen to what you said, breathe it in and let it out.

No one said living in a caravan would be easy all the time. We knew we would all have our moments and sometimes it wouldn't be fun but I am going to try harder and work harder on everything.

I love you guys so, so, so, so, so much and would never mean to hurt you.

I didn't mean anything I said back then, I was angry and I love you. I do appreciate everything you do for us so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so much and I will try from now on to have as much fun as possible.

I love you way past the moon and way further back and I know you love me too.

Love Indi

Mwa!

xxxxxxxooooooo

44 comments:

  1. WOW, what a beautiful and grown up letter, bet it bought a tear to your eye.
    Very heart felt Indi.

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  2. Sooo much love, beautiful, I don't think I learnt how to say sorry like this until I was all grown up.

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  3. The letter really touched my heart, so much. I know you too. Such heartwarming words from a growing up girl and that's so precious!

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  4. Oh wow. I can't be the only one reading this with tears in my eyes.

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  5. Oh man. Wow. I want to hug her.
    Double wow.

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  6. Aaaw, "Guess how much I love you"!
    Hope all of you are feeling better.

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  7. This letter brought a tear to my eyes. How incredible that she can express her feelings in such a clear way, good teaching from her parents.

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  8. What a beautiful letter from a very beautiful girl! :O)xx

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  9. I think that might just be the most incredibly insightful letter I've ever had the privilege to read!

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  10. What an amazing moment. What an amazing girl!

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  11. I can only but hope one day one of my boys will write me such an amazing letter. But they are boys, so I'm not going to hold my breath. A letter to treasure.

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  12. Oh boy, that's so precious. Such a beautiful letter, and what a beautiful girl..

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  13. I am pretty speechless right now...
    what an amazing child you are raising.

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  14. Amazing letter....one to keep. Good on you Indi x

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  15. beautiful beautiful sweet sweet mature girl xoxo

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  16. Aw Kate, such beautiful words from a beautiful and precious girl :)

    x

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  17. So, so hard to say but it really looks like she means it. Cherrie

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  18. She really does understand 'sorry'!

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  19. I had a big cry reading that. You're raising your beautiful girl so well. She sounds like she has a good soul.

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  20. Wise, wise words for a soon-to-be-grown-up. She will no doubt be eternally grateful for the loving, thoughtful parenting that guided her through childhood.

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  21. that's one wise and articulate girl
    great parenting!!!

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  22. Kate, I began reading this thinking it was from you to your parents! (picture of indi didn't load straight away). And I was thinking that you nailed it on the head, what it means to feel and express sorrow. Boyoboy, you and your hubby have done a wonderful job in raising such a mature thinking young lady. There are plenty of adults out there that can act-up like a spoilt child but never apologise in words or actions. Very touching. xx

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  23. Wow, this was beautiful and both grown up and childlike at the same time. make sure she is training her sisters. melx

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  24. Wow, what a beautiful, well written letter. Brought tears to my eyes too! What a lovely, grown up girl you have the pleasure of growing with x

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  25. So many comments I hope you read this one - please email me as we would love you to join us at EARLY PLAY AUSTRALIA Thank you and love that letter by Indi
    lesley.sharpe@gmail.com

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  26. What a perspective, what a grown up person. So great that she can express this to you.XX

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  27. So brave and beautiful. This is just a whole bit of wonderful. Hope she reads all these comments and realises just how special she is!

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  28. You're one sensational Mum ... pass the tissues ♥♥♥♥♥

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  29. What an honest and beautifully written letter. You guys must be so proud x

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  30. I am one proud grandfather, Indi.
    So much so that my buttons are popping off my shirt!
    I love you.
    xxx

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  31. You are clearly doing one helluva job with your girls.
    xx

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  32. oh wow. you guys are all wonderful. indi what loving parents you have, raising you to be the best you can be. and what a wonderful person you are growing up to be! such honest, reflective words.

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  33. what that says Kate & Bren is what EXTRAORDINARY parents you are (and then I read her grandfathers comment and thought....gee a few generations of awesomeness!).
    what depth of soul that gorgeous gal has already. filled with understandings that some grown ups will never get to.
    inspiring.
    xx
    thankyou for sharing.

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  34. oh ! tears in my eyes.....and then I read your dad's comment and 'buttons popping of my shirt' with pride comment made me smile.

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  35. I think the writing leaf hasn't fallen far from the tree.... what I mean to say in my probably incorrect metaphor is that I think indi has inherited your ability to put feelings into words... something not many of us can do... and at such a young age....

    What a beautiful girl she is, inside and out... you must be so proud.

    And what a lovely trip to 'come of age', it reminds me of those books you read in highschool like ello and the diary of anne frank.
    Not the war bit, just how much your experiences d environments have such a big influence on who you become and how you find yourself... probably a bit deep for saturday morning xxxx

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  36. Oh that is just so gorgeous. How astute too. She's a treasure :) Kx

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  37. Oh what a wonderful daughter you've raised! Give her a hug for me and tell her this stranger believes she has the makings of a brilliant writer!

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  38. beautiful Indi, absolutely beautifully written.
    hugs to you ♥

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  39. Now it's my turn to almost cry after reading this beautiful post.
    Saying sorry can release so much angst. Well done little one.

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  40. This girl really knows what it is all about, I can tell... That is a fantastic gift and will bring her far far faaaaar in life. Many of us never learn the skill of saying sorry from the heart. You've done a fantastic job as a parent (take it onboard, pat your shoulder, give yourself a hug!!!). Your daughter is an extraordinary person. Lovely.

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  41. As parents, whatever you're doing keep doing it cos it's working beautifully...

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  42. OMG! Gorgeous! What amazing girls you are raising.

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