Monday, April 16, 2012

To the many loves of my life

I wanted to take just a moment to get something off my chest that has snowballed into a tremendous ball of emotion, ready to burst out of me. This is dedicated to the many loves of my life, those who have been with me through thick and thin, friends of old and new. Regardless of whether you're close by or far away, as is the case with most of you, I want to let you know that even if we don't talk regularly, or even once in awhile, I still think about you. Everyone I've met along the way has had a significant impact on the person I am today and for that I am eternally grateful. Sometimes I catch myself remembering random scenarios from my encounters with relatives, friends, schoolmates and acquaintances and it often brings a smile to my face. Thank-you for holding my hand when I needed you to, panicking and being there for me, celebrating when the time was right, and sharing in the same experiences as me. I don't think there's a limit to how many people you can hold in your heart and the collection in mine spans decades so thank-you for being my friends, sisters, brothers, mothers and fathers because my life is a definite representation of the saying, "it takes a village to raise a child". To those who are no longer beside us, those whose time was too fleeting, despite our religions and beliefs, I'm sure we can all agree that no one is ever replaced.

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