I’ve met a lot of people in my life. I've met people who have filtered in and out, people who have taught me lessons, and people who have taught me nothing at all.
Looking back, the ones that stand out the most are the string of amazing girls that have been a constant in my life.
No matter what happened they were always there. They have influenced me in ways few others could. And I just want to take a moment to thank those women for being who they are.
I can’t imagine how I’d be even close to the person I am without all of your hands guiding me.
Your strength held me up when I was weak, and your defiance pushed me forward when I had no fight left in me. You have made me a better person just by existing in my life. For that, I will always be so thankful.
I can barely understand what you went through before I came into your life.
All I know is those experiences, good or bad, made you into someone beautiful. They made you into the person who helped me become just as beautiful.
I know all of our moments together haven’t been perfect, we’ve definitely had some hard times.
All that said, looking back, I see that the worst moments we went through were the ones which made me that much better.
In retrospect, they weren’t awful moments at all, but the most important ones — the ones that taught me lessons I couldn’t have learned any other way.
Thank you for taking on life, and thank you for standing by my side as I learn to take it on, too.
I can only hope to be half of the phenomenal girl that each of you are. Everything you do inspires me, even on your lowest days. I want you to remember that always.
I never want you to lose your amazing sparkle.
All this being said, I want to wrap this letter up with the two words that I just can’t say enough of to you.
They’re the words that I’d scream from a rooftop, that I’d say as I bawl my eyes out in front of you, that I just want you to hold in your heart....