Dear Long Lost Friend & Those I Have Loved,
If I take the time to look back over my life, I see moments and people swirling, never stopping. It always keeps moving. Life doesn’t stop.
But I am sorry I haven’t paused to thank you for being one of those swirling faces. Each one is special. Each one helped make me who I am today. Some encouraged me and gave me hope. Some broke me down so I had to build myself back up, stronger. Some tested my moral fortitude. And some held me and let me cry.
I see pieces of laughter and inspirations to be better. There are adventures and quiet moments. Fear. Wonder. Loyalty. Love.
Each person in my life helped mold or chisel a piece of me. All are part, though some more so than others, of the masterpiece that I am, or hope to be. Because that’s how it works. “We’re all in this together,” and wow, isn’t that the truth!
You never know the words you say that will forever stick with another, so please, choose them wisely.
Terri Klaes Harper