What a journey this has been. I’ve had the opportunity to meet many of you and I’m anxiously awaiting the opportunity to meet the others. I feel like we have a love hate relationship. There are times when I absolutely love you and the journey it took to reach you and other times I feel like you let me get close enough to smell your scent then vanished off into the night. I didn’t quite understand you when I was a kid, but the older I get the more our relationship makes sense. I now know that regardless of how quickly I want to reach you, it won’t happen until I’m completely ready to properly welcome you.
To the ones of you I’ve had the privilege to meet:
Thank you! Thank You! THANK YOU! It has been an honor. I can’t begin to describe the feeling I have when I’m able to fight through whatever is in my path to be able to hold you. You can’t fathom the joy I feel when I’m able to flip through my dream book and see all of you. The big ones and the small ones. The ones that were easy to obtain and the ones that made me work a little harder. The ones that were given to me and the ones I had to take. The ones that people said I could never, OMG I love you the most. The ones that forced me to think outside the box and the ones that required me to create a whole new box. It’s been my distinct honor to have met your acquaintance. It because of you that I’m able to stand taller, walk prouder, and hold my head higher!
To the ones I’ve yet to meet:
Thank you as well…Thank you for giving me something to live for. Thank you for showing me that sometimes you have to fight for what you want. Thank you for the little reassurances that let me know I’m still on track. Thank you for not disappearing the first time I didn’t quite reach you. Thank you for constantly growing. I know you get closer and closer as the days go by. I can hear Goapele in my head *singing* “Closer to my Dreams!” To be 100% honest, the thought of a few of you rather scares me. I mean I know I’ve thought about you for years, but the notion of actually meeting and embracing you at times can get a bit overwhelming. However, don’t get worried, I won’t allow the apprehension of meeting you cause me not to go after you with all my might. I always want to have one of you in my eyesight, but my prayer is that I won’t take my last breath until I’ve had the distinction of encountering each of you…every single one of you.
I’m not trying to rush you or anything but ummm if one of you (you know who you are) could kinda hurry up, I would greatly appreciate that!