I am a part of all that I have met. ~Alfred Lord Tennyson
To the unnamed people that have become part of me...
The time that you talked to me on the phone when I thought my life was falling apart.
The way you made me laugh so hard it hurt during high school choir class.
The way you listen to me when I need an ear.
The way you help me when I think my problems are insurmountable.
The way you call me princess. Still.
The way you still let me smooch you right on the cheek every morning.
The way you always have a smile when you see me at church.
That one time you brought balloons to my house on my first birthday in the neighborhood.
The time you said you loved me when I thought I was going to need a medical procedure.
The great example you have been to me over the years as you have demonstrated faith and endurance.
The sweet notes on my pillow for Mothers Day.
For the stack of love letters in my dresser drawer.
The money you always put in my checking account when I was a stupid college student.
The great lessons I have sat and listened to you teach.