Giving thanks to those who mean a lot to me.
To you who gave birth to me and taught me how to cherish life and remember how fortunate I am everyday to have a roof over my head and food on my table. You who taught me to love those around me and always try to help those in need. Mom.
To you who taught me how to be a strong person and who my morals are. What’s right and what’s wrong. To be smart about my decisions and have a strong work ethic and getting things done and going through with things until the end. Dad.
To you who has pushed to experiencing the max of my emotions. Someone that has made me realize what deeply caring about a person is really all about. Believing in the the things I do and being there as someone who can shoulder my problems with me. Kevin.
To you who has always been there. 2400 miles away yet only a phone call in reality. The best ear and most rationalizing person I could ever ask for. 4am to 4pm. Do it until we’re old. Alyson.
To you who taught me to take the simpler things in life for granted. To be happy with what I’ve got and acknowledge that it may not be there tomorrow. The tide in my life that runs in and out. Amine.
To you who keeps fun in my life. The silver lining in a grey cloud…or however that goes. The distraction I need when I’m barely able to hold my tears in. “I hate you” never turned to “I want you at my wedding someday” this quick. Elizabeth.
There’s one more person that I want to write about but for their safety and my own safety, I’ll just say “Salty adobo never tasted anymore delicious.” Thank you for selflessly caring about all those around you, not just me.
Go eat turkey.
Raindrops keep falling on my head, but my feet are perfect for my bed - a place we both miss. Wet socks make a chilly day a few degrees lower, but in sheets, let’s raise it a few higher. I’m dreaming of Hawaii to keep me warm as well as the way you make feel when we’re alone. These days are rushing by like a runaway train but it’s not that the one I’m catching. I’m waiting for a train, a train that will take me far away. I hope this train me will lead me to where I want to go, but I don’t know for sure. But it doesn’t matter. Because we’ll be together.
They will see us waving from such great heights,
“come down now,” they’ll say.
But everything looks perfect from far away,
“come down now,” but we’ll stay…