From Our Readers: I'm Setting You Free
Every time I see you, I remember all the things we've done. All the love we've share and the day you left me with tears and pain. Oh how selfish I was for letting you go. Until now I can still feel your breath, your hands touching mine, and your hug just to give warmth. You know how much it hurts but I need to make this a memory. A memory that I need to burn from my mind so I can sleep peacefully at night. A memory that needs to be forgotten. But I will still treasure every moment I had with you in my heart. That someday you might come back.
As I go on with my life, a journey that I need to continue, I don't want to regret the decision I've made. Because I know in my heart that you are happy now. I know that she's giving you all the love you can get that you didn't receive from me. I can't bring back the past and there's no reason for you to love me again and I need to accept it. I'm not sure if there is someone who's waiting for me out there. But I hope someday I can look deeply in your eyes and tell you, "I've moved on."
And for now, I think our story will end here. A story that really taught me a lesson. I don't know what will happen in the next chapter of my life. But there's one thing I am sure of: I'm setting you free.
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