My Valentines’ Card to Myself:
Thank you for sticking with me when part of me checked out.
Your courage to love is unstoppable.
Your compassion tears through my aloof, cool, detached, wall of defense I put up to protect myself.
Thanks for not abandoning me, when I was afraid you would.
Thanks for not believing the self-judgment and self-loathing roar that drowns out your wisdom and unconditional love.
Especially thanks for really listening to what’s under my fears- That I’m sensitive, a hopeless romantic and believe in the power of love.
Will you be mine everyday?
I promise to remember that the little, hungry, neglected kid inside me has a present-responsive-committed adult taking care of her now.
Love You All Ways,
Honestly, I wouldn’t be here writing a love letter to myself-if I hadn’t had someone hold my heart. I had 12 years of therapy. I had the same therapist for 8 years. I remember her saying to me
“Carola, I want you to experience what it’s like to have someone be steady, solid, and your advocate. Then you’ll know how to be that way with yourself.”