Friday, February 20, 2009


A mother passing by her daughter's bedroom was astonished to see the bed was nicely made and everything was picked up. Then she saw an envelope propped up prominently on the center of the bed. It was addressed, "Mom." With the worst premonition, she opened the envelope and read the letter with trembling hands:

Dear Mom: It is with great regret and sorrow that I'm writing you. I had to elope with my new boyfriend because I wanted to avoid a scene with Dad and you. I've been finding real passion with Ahmed and he is so nice-even with all his piercings, tattoos, beard, and his motorcycle clothes. But it's not only the passion Mom, I'm pregnant and Ahmed said that we will be very happy. He already owns a trailer in the woods and has a stack of firewood for the whole winter. He wants to have many more children with me and that's now one of my dreams too. Ahmed taught me that marijuana doesn't really hurt anyone and we'll be growing it for us and trading it with his friends for all the cocaine and ecstasy we want. In the meantime, we'll pray that science will find a cure for AIDS so Ahmed can get better; he sure deserves it!! Don't worry Mom, I'm 15 years old now and I know how to take care of myself. Someday I'm sure we'll be back to visit so you can get to know your grand children.

Your daughter, Judith

PS: Mom, none of the above is true. I'm over at the neighbor's house. I just wanted to remind you that there are worse things in life than my report card that's in my desk center drawer. I love you! Call when it is safe for me to come home.


S'onnie said...

I think that there are a lot of parents who need that kind of letter. Then perhaps they can focus on real concerns rather then the things that aren't really all that important.

Speedcat Hollydale said...

That was great ... and very true in many ways.
So that was from Liquid illuzion ??

You know I was never a reader of that blog, but knew of it before she left us. It is a shame when such beautiful and talented people leave us. I think as we are all still here talking and comunicating, maybe we can become closer, and more supportive.
This world is such a tough place ... by becoming more open and carring, maybe we really can make a small impact. I pray that we can.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi S'onnie,

Yes, sometimes people make a mountain out of a molehill.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Speedcat,

Yes, that was from Liquid! She has some great stories, and jokes. She was a photographer, and has good pictures too. Feel free to take a look. She was really funny.

After Liquid passed, her good friend Amias started a blog about suicide where people could talk and get info. She deleted it because it turned into something else, but I think Amias had a good idea.

On Liquids blog is a list of tributes. I read many, and the comments. I was very surprised to see so many who either tired suicide, or knew someone who tried or seceded. It's a taboo in our society still. We don't really talk about it. If we don't talk about it we can't be supportive of each other.

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Well said :)

Tracy said...

I had read this before. :) lol ty for sharing.

Tammy said...

ROFL!!! Man that does bring things into perspective!

Leesa said...

Wow, what a wonderful post. Puts things in perspective.

Lilly's Life said...

It's clever and witty and every teenager should get a copy of the letter to use when the occasion requires it.

kimber p said...

that's pretty

Mike Golch said...

I loke the P.S. part I can still remeber the fights that I had with my parents over my report cards.ansd the most hurtful thing I ever heard was "why can't you do as well as your sisters are doing."

dmarks said...

That is great. Going to go print it out.

Beetle said...

Great :O)

Have you seen this blog?
She deals with the subject of depression and suicide in a fun way and I think she helps many.

Debo Hobo said...

Now that's gooooooood!!!! LOL:)

Kandee said...

Stumbled upon your blog tonight... Found it ironic in the way that I am visiting NY this week, previously lived in Webster for years and now in San Diego. I love the Canadaigua Lake shot, seen my share of lakes this week, Skaneatles, Seneca, Owasco!
Will come back and dive it later!

Awake In Rochester said...

I can imagine. It's a good one.
Sure does!
It's good to see you. That was originally Liquid's post!
Lilly's Life
Start passing out the copies!
kimber p,
Liquid's cool too!
Mike Golch,
Bad grades were nightmares!
Print way! ;)
Hm, I'll have to check it out.
Debo Hobo,
I thought she had a good post too!

I was going to explore the great lakes, but fell in love with the Canadaigua Lake. We have some lovely finger-lakes.

Sure! I know where Webster is. I use to work in that area. Have a great time this weekend. Don't forget about the wine tasting. ;) ...and Wegmans. I hope you write a post about it. When you do please remind me. I'd like to see that. :)

74WIXYgrad said...

I have an award for you. come and get it.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi 74WIXYgrad,

Hi Cliff,

An award? Oh goodie gumdrop! I'll be over soon!

LadyBanana said...

I think that kids themselves also need a letter like that!

Sometimes they think we are the parents from hell who don't care etc etc... they sometimes need to realise we also could be a lot worse!

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi LadyBanana,

LOL! Kids get away with murder these days!

meleah rebeccah said...

That was hilarious.