You and I have been on quite a journey together. We have been through it all; side-by-side. We have cried on our knees at 3am, on the shower floor, we have laughed on mountain tops, and smiled at sunrises. You and I, together, always.
You have been on quite the journey so far.
I have seen you enter this year at what some might say was the highest you have ever been. I have watched you fall, to the very depths of despair.
I have seen you have everything your heart ever wanted.
I have seen you lose it all, slowly, suddenly, cruelly, repeatedly.
I have seen you ecstatically plan for the future.
I have seen you feel each passing moment to be one moment too long lived.
Through it all, side-by-side, we have learned some important lessons.
One of the most important lessons learned:
I should have been the one to love you, to encourage you, to hold you up, to hug you, and to appreciate you.
I allowed you to listen to the judgements of others.
I made you feel like you needed to defend yourself.
The judgements of others have nothing to do with you, they fear in you what they cannot bare within themselves; it is not your burden to carry, I am sorry I put it on your shoulders.
I am sorry, so sorry.
You are enough.