Popular RnB star and music legend Alicia Keys took to Instagram to share a letter she wrote to her absentee dad when she was a teenager.
In the letter written in 1994, the singer poured out her heart to her father. She told him she was tired of being stood up by him, tired of waiting for him to show up in her life, and that she didn’t want to see him anymore.
She said that in spite of the letter, she hoped he would fight to be in her life, but he never replied her letter.
Sharing a video of her reading the letter, she wrote:
I’ve been waiting for the right moment to share this excerpt with you from #MoreMyself… ? ?
In the early part of my teens I wrote this letter to my father, Craig. I wanted nothing to do with him. My words came from a place of vulnerability and longing. At the time it hurt so much to experience what felt like empty promises. I swore I didn’t care, but I did and it affected me deeply. I finally had enough and wrote those words. It’s CRAZY that he kept this letter after all these years. I was so shocked when he first showed me. It was tucked away in a shoe box full of memories. I’m glad he and I can look back at it now as a sign of how far we’ve come
If you feel moved to share, send me a deep relationship that you have had to remove from your life, or one that has been mended, or that you want to see evolve, or are working on changing. ?
I think it’s so powerful that relationships have their own path. And sometimes they are meant to heal…. ?
Regardless though, most of the time the healing comes from letting go.