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A Letter to My Ex-Husband on Father's Day

SheKnows logo SheKnows 14/6/2018 Katie Smith
A Letter to My Ex-Husband on Father's Day: This Father's Day, I'm celebrating my ex © Getty Images/Design: Melissa Medvedich/SheKnows This Father's Day, I'm celebrating my ex

While we both know we don't belong together any longer, there was a time when we did. Back then, all I could see was you, our future, lots of children and a house in the country. I got all of that — we got all of that — and then some. Then, our marriage fell to pieces and broke us both wide open. But the love we had, the kids we had, the life we had will forever be a part of us. 

When we decided to go our separate ways, it was the hardest decision we've both had to make. We didn't handle it perfectly; in fact, we hurt each other, sometimes deliberately and sometimes by mistake. But we made it through to the other side.

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I know with all my being that despite the fact that we aren't in love anymore, you were the man who was supposed to father my children. I've never doubted that, not even for a moment. And it's important that our kids know I feel that way — and that they will always be a product of our love.

Just because their parents aren't married any longer, it doesn't mean these kids didn't come from a beautiful place.

Happy Father's Day.

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