My blogging Anniversary snuck up on me. As soon as I saw this photo in my notifications box this morning, I realized it was April and I’d forgotten.
You’ve held me accountable during the hardest four years of my life. Made me feel like a friend, a daughter, a sister and a lover.
Thank you for accepting me as I am, encouraging me to return to the poetry I love to write, and expecting me to share it because you know how desperately I need to…
You’ve given me my voice.
You cared for me when I couldn’t see past my pain. I came to you when I felt alone. You told me love existed, while life told me love had failed. You showed me trust and endurance.
You’ve treated me with kind hands while failing right in front of you. And loved me unconditionally when I didn’t think anyone would. You’ve listened, asked about and remembered everything we have spoken of here and we can enjoy it over and over again. We’ve made memories together.
Do you realize how alive this makes me feel? I’m encouraged to write again and again all because of your being here with me.
I feel needed. I adore how it causes me to react..
I’ve been welcomed into your lives for four years. You’ve a part of mine for just as long. Crazy! Amazing!
I’m proud to be The Oldest Daughter & Redheaded Sister.
Y’all, I can’t thank you enough for still being here…
Those of you who are new to my poetry, please know we will also be great friends.