How can I describe what this year has been like for me; crippling, punishing, excruciating, revolutionary? I would have made it, but it would have been so much harder to survive without you. I could name only a few people who I could count on for anything. I didn’t come to you every time I broke down. I didn’t tell you everything. But when I did reach out, you were always there.
You listened. You couldn’t take away my pain, but you gave me strength so I could carry it. You never pushed to know. You never pointed out my flaws or mistakes. You never told me what I should have or should be doing.
You never judged me. You have no idea how much I appreciated that. You told me that the only thing you wanted was for me to be happy. Even if that meant I moved far away. Even if that meant I was with someone else.
You gave me a home when I lost mine. I was so completely alone and lost, but you were a solid presence that loved me.
Thank you. I love you.