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My dear darling adopted holiday child,
This holiday season you may find yourself surrounded by people who don’t quite understand you. I would like to invite you into a warm and loving space, where you can feel free to be whoever it is you truly are. Where you will feel loved and supported. A place that you can come and stay and leave, but come to when you are ready. I would like you to feel at home.
The holidays, for me, aren’t about how much money you spend on someone. It is about spending your most valuable currency – time. About sharing things that make a memory, and I have that here for you. I hope this letter serves as a warm lantern along the path of your life, and I pray that when you hear me you’ll know you can visit this memory for years to come. You are miraculous for just being. I cannot begin to describe how proud I am of you for waking up and choosing to continue your fight. My support and dedication to you will never waver.
I hope this year you find yourself in a community filled with love and I hope you remember my words to you. My gift to you this year is total acceptance, no matter what category you identify with most, know that if it keeps you healthy and happy you will always have me by your side.
All of my love this holiday season