I choose not to speak but to write this as I know my words may unsettle you. However please remember my love for you remains forever true.
I left my home and opted to stay with you not because my family didn’t want me anymore; but because I chose to make a family with you and your people
I relinquished my identity and adopted your name not because I didn’t like mine; but because I chose to be yours completely.
I call your parents ‘Mummy’ and ‘Daddy’ not because I don’t have mine; but because I believe that they are mine too.
I let our child take your name not because I don’t have an existence; but because I want her to love you more than me.
I gave up my career to raise our child not because I had no ambition; but because I chose to fulfil a larger dream of having a happy life with you
I renounced my friends and the times with them not because I am an ascetic; but because I chose to spend every spare minute with you
I forsake my hobbies to make your house a home not because I could not afford them; but because I chose to invest in the right places
I paid no heed to my appearance not because I didn’t have the time; but I chose to believe you still found me beautiful on the inside
I hosted your family and friends with all my devotion not because it was my duty; but because I chose to let them know how happy a family we are
I bestowed upon you all my love and care not because I have to; but I chose to believe you loved me too
I still stand by you despite the blemishes and cracks between us not because I have nowhere to go; but I choose to believe that together we will go places….