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To The One Who Never Said Goodbye


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To The One Who Never Said Goodbye,


I don’t know if you realize it or not but you went about this all completely wrong. You shouldn’t have left things the way you did. You thought not saying goodbye would make things all easier, but it didn’t if anything it made things worse.


Your mom is such a mess about it all, she wants to know why? She hasn’t been sleeping or eating or going to work. She’s made herself sick over you leaving and nothing will fix that until she gets to talk to her little girl again. Yes, I’m aware you’re 18 and can make your own decisions now, but this wasn’t the right way to do it. Your mother is a very wise woman and she could’ve helped you make this decision and done it more efficiently. Since you did things this way, she now won’t get to see you walk across the stage on graduation day with your friends. She’ll never get the chance to help you go off to college now. She’ll never get the chance to help you move out on your own. She’ll never get to see you walk down the aisle to marry the man who you’re going to spend the rest of your life with. She’ll never get to meet her future grand babies. You may not realize it but you’re really hurting her by this all.


Your sisters are wondering why you couldn’t have gone to them and talked to them before making any rash decisions. Your sisters worry about you and your safety. Your younger sister wonders why you’d leave her at home all by herself. She wonders if it could’ve been something she had done. She knows the two of you may not have always seen eye to eye, but she in fact does love you and she misses you. Your older sister misses you and worries about your safety.


Your nieces and nephews don’t quite understand why they can’t see their aunt anymore. They come over to the house and wonder why you’re still not home. You now have a nephew you still have yet to meet, and we don’t know when you’ll be home to meet him. Don’t make him wait too long to finally meet his amazing aunt.


Your aunt and uncles and cousins are all torn up about you leaving. We’re all curious on why you couldn’t have come to one of us about this. We could’ve helped you out with making such a rash decision. You didn’t have to leave us out of this, we would’ve helped you think things through a little bit more. We would’ve helped you through this without having to hurt us instead. It hurts me to think you couldn’t come to any of us about this and talk to us.


You’ve not only hurt your family and the ones who care about you the most, but you’re hurting your fellow classmates and friends. They’re worried about you and your safety. We’re all so curious about your safety and well being. We want to see you walking in the halls again. We want to make sure you’re going to graduate and be able to walk across the stage with the rest of your fellow classmates. We all want you home and safe.


Please come home we all miss you, and it’s hard to imagine a life without you here, it’s hard on us all more than you’ll ever know. I know we may not have always been the closest but I miss you and I want you to please come home.


With Lots Of Love and Concern,

The Ones Who Care

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3 Responses to “To The One Who Never Said Goodbye”

  1. Terri Charles Hamilton on February 5th, 2018 12:36 am

    Very nice Josie
    You are much brighter than your years

  2. Morgan Miller on February 8th, 2018 1:32 pm

    This article is amazing; I love how you explained how each person was affected by the decision this person made. Great article!

  3. mdish72 on February 13th, 2018 2:42 pm

    Great article Josie! I love how each person is affected about a person being gone and how not only family worries about the person leaving, but also the classmates and other people around them. This article was very powerful. Well done!

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Lewis Cass High School, Walton, Indiana,
To The One Who Never Said Goodbye