To my parents who do not like my wife
You might not be supportive of our marriage, but I want you to know that I stand firm with my decision to marry the woman I love.
All my life, I've always depended on your advice and knowledge when it comes to the decisions I make. And I'm happy to say that I've never regretted following your advice since it has helped me become the man that I am right now.
Likewise, you've always been supportive of my personal decisions. The only exception was when it came to the woman I married.
I know you're just looking out for me
All parents want the best for their kids, and that's what you've always told me ever since I was little. That's why it was difficult for me to go against your wishes when I married my wife.
I know you're just looking out for me, but I want you to know that I'm old enough to make decisions for myself, and I stand firm with my decision to marry the woman I love.
It's not easy for me to go against your wishes since I respect the both of you as my parents. And even more than that, I don't want you to feel betrayed or feel that I'm deliberately trying to hurt you. But I hope you understand that regardless of my decision to go against your wishes, I still love and respect the both of you.
I hope someday things will be better for us
I know that right now we're not on speaking terms. But I do hope that someday, things will be better for us, and we can be one big, happy family.
I also wanted to let you know that we're expecting our first child soon. That means that you're finally going to be grandparents!
I hope that we can patch things up soon since I really want my child to be close to you, just like how I was when I was still a kid.
More than anything, I want you to be close with my wife. She's a wonderful woman and in spite of your differences, I'm sure that you'll find a lot of things that you have in common.
I love you, mum and dad, and I'm still hoping that we can settle our differences and be able to be a family together.
*This article first appeared on theAsianparent Philippines