An Open Letter to My Nephew

Dear Chris,

I am sorry to hear that you have been hospitalized, but I am glad you are OK. I hope you will recover soon. The most important thing now is to take good care of yourself. Your family needs you. You need to stay strong and keep your heart beating.

I know what you’re going through. It feels like living in hell, but if you can make it through the night, there’s a brighter day. You’ve might have hit rock bottom, but you can always get back up. You are not a useless piece of shit. Don’t let anyone gets to you. You have to believe in yourself. I believe in you.

Everyone makes mistakes. The important lesson is to learn from your mistakes and to move forward. You are smart and technologically savvy. You will do fine once you find the right opportunity. You have a good heart. You love your family. You are kind to the people around you.

For me, I have always admired your frankness. You tell it like it is and you keep it real. Your language is colorful, but your heart is in the right place. I don’t have what it takes to be as blunt as you. I am learning to be unapologetic.

Just remember, I am always here for you. You can count on me. I got nothing but love and support for you. Keep your head up.