I am letting go of my anger and my bitterness. I no longer care if you don't approve of my Paganism, my bisexuality, or who I am as a whole. I know I am a good person, even after everything you have done to me. If you can not put your religion aside and accept me for who and what I am, then it is no longer my problem.
I'm not writing this to beg your forgiveness. I don't need it. I'm not writing this to tell you that I can change, and that I'll try to be a better daughter. I'm writing this to tell you that I am no longer going to change who I am to make you happy. Doing so is one of the major reasons why I became a very bitter and ugly person. All my life, I went out of my way and drove myself to the brink trying to be something I'm not, just so I could see some glimmer of approval from you. When I never saw that approval, it only drove me further into the pit that I have tried so hard to crawl out of my entire life.
I am writing this to tell you that I forgive you for every cold shoulder. I forgive you for every hurtful word. I forgive you for always placing your religion before your own children. I forgive you so I can let go of my pain, move on with my life, and finally just be the real me.