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Alicia Keys took to Instagram to share a letter she wrote to her previously estranged father, Craig Cook. Alicia Keys who was 14 years old at the time did not have a great relationship with her father who left when she was 2 years old.

Alicia-Keys letter to her father craig cook

Raised by her mum, she acknowledges that her not having a relationship with her father affected her deeply. She called the letter, “divorce papers: from her father. She poured out her heart to her father telling him how she was tired of being treated by him, as though she had never been born.

Here is what she wrote:

A Letter To My Father

I’ve been waiting for the right moment to share this excerpt with you from #MoreMyself… ⁣ ⁣

In the early part of my teens I wrote this letter to my father, Craig. I wanted nothing to do with him. My words came from a place of vulnerability and longing. At the time it hurt so much to experience what felt like empty promises. I swore I didn’t care, but I did and it affected me deeply. I finally had enough and wrote those words. It’s CRAZY that he kept this letter after all these years. I was so shocked when he first showed me. It was tucked away in a shoe box full of memories. I’m glad he and I can look back at it now as a sign of how far we’ve come ✨🙏🏽⁣

If you feel moved to share, send me a deep relationship that you have had to remove from your life, or one that has been mended, or that you want to see evolve, or are working on changing. ⁣

I think it’s so powerful that relationships have their own path. And sometimes they are meant to heal…. ⁣

Regardless though, most of the time the healing comes from letting go. ⁣

What are your thoughts?⁣

Sending u my love, light and strength #moremyself #cheerstotheevolution 🥂 🥂 ⁣

 

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I’ve been waiting for the right moment to share this excerpt with you from #MoreMyself… ⁣ ⁣ In the early part of my teens I wrote this letter to my father, Craig. I wanted nothing to do with him. My words came from a place of vulnerability and longing. At the time it hurt so much to experience what felt like empty promises. I swore I didn’t care, but I did and it affected me deeply. I finally had enough and wrote those words. It’s CRAZY that he kept this letter after all these years. I was so shocked when he first showed me. It was tucked away in a shoe box full of memories. I’m glad he and I can look back at it now as a sign of how far we’ve come ✨🙏🏽⁣ ⁣ If you feel moved to share, send me a deep relationship that you have had to remove from your life, or one that has been mended, or that you want to see evolve, or are working on changing. ⁣ ⁣ I think it’s so powerful that relationships have their own path. And sometimes they are meant to heal…. ⁣ ⁣ Regardless though, most of the time the healing comes from letting go. ⁣ ⁣ What are your thoughts?⁣ ⁣ Sending u my love, light and strength #moremyself #cheerstotheevolution 🥂 🥂 ⁣ ⁣ More Myself is available now.

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