Don’t Settle

Dear You,

You have been hurt before, deceived even, or at least you felt that way. You felt you owed him so you stuck around, despite the pain. But it doesn’t mean you don’t have the choice– the will– to choose your path because you are HIV positive.  You will be loved by someone who deserves your love. You will be cared for by someone who cares so much that hurting you will never be his intent.

Don’t settle because you’re indebted. Or because you’re confused.  Life is short and it becomes shorter with every second spent with someone who doesn’t appreciate you.  When a person brings us tears, we sometimes bear the pain and suffer in the dark– because we love him.

Do you? Really love him?

If you do, we will be there for you should pain come hitting you back. Knowing that the love you chose is tantamount to some pain, your blood family will be there for you.

If you don’t, we will be there for you should you decide to walk away. We will hold your hand as you are not alone, you will never have to be alone.

Life is full of choices. Some we get to choose so luxuriously from, but some we have so much limitations we’re bound by debts and history.

Either way, know that we are here.

Don’t play around. Don’t go with the flow.

Be in control.

Be wise. Let your pain be your teacher.

We’re here for you.

Love,

Dad

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About +daddy+drEw+

HIV awareness and treatment Advocate & Activist. Living with HIV since 2007. A friend. A partner. A dad to the HIV Community.
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