Hiding emotions is something I know all too well. While I lived with my biological mother, I was always taught to keep my emotions to myself because they were invalid being a child’s. One of the few times I told how I felt I got told I was an inconsiderate child and my opinion was just me trying to get revenge and my trying to make my mother miserable. I didn’t truly get to tell my biological mother how I felt until this past Mother’s Day. On this day I told her that I would not wish her a happy Mother’s Day due to the fact that she never acted as my mother. I told her that I had already told the woman I’m proud to call my mom “Happy Mother’s Day.”
Before that day I almost got the chance to tell her how I felt by reading my Impact Statement outside of the courthouse. I didn’t even get two sentences in when she said, “I don’t have to, and I never will listen to this.”
To this day I still haven’t been able to tell her exactly how I feel; however, I have not kept my emotions hidden. My family knows how I feel and they support my feelings and decisions. I do not hide my emotions anymore because I’ve found it to be self-destructive. Everyone on the world has emotions, and every single person has the right to share their emotions.