I am sorry
You never got to decide any of this. I’m sorry for being too stubborn to realize that you had a choice as well. It is a terrible thing to live and remember that I didn’t allow you to grow up and be. I thought about your future, and it was one I wasn’t willing to give. I wanted you to be happy and secure; I assumed your life would be hard and unsatisfying. Maybe it would have been. Maybe not. These are things we’ll never know, and I’m sorry for that.