23 Years By Jennifer Elliott

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It’s been 23 years since that last smile
So much has happened
We learned more about the mental illnesses that run in our family
We found husbands and had children or adopted through marriage
We learned adulting is not the same for everyone
We learned how to start healing from what happened
We love and appreciate Dad
but found men with better temperaments
You deserved better
You would have been a great doctor
You taught me so much
You taught me where I needed to start to be a better person
I will never be the best, but I hope you are proud
Now my youngest is 3 and you can’t take him and his sisters to the park
You can’t teach them about veggies and the best uses for lemon
I will tell them about you and teach them what you taught me
I miss you and will always love you

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