To the Ones I Love

On January 1, 2014, I wrote this poem.

It’s for all of us. Whether our lives have just crossed paths, we’ve known each other for a season or have remained connected for lifetimes.

This is for you. For everything.

“Because I knew you….I have been changed for good.”


To the Ones I Love

I love you for what you were
For the joyful and painful memories we share
For the lessons that we learned together…and for the ones that made us drift apart
I love you because with you I know that I am not alone.

I love you for who you are
For the mistakes you’ve made and the risks you’ve taken
For your courage to stand your ground and vulnerability to bare your soul
I love you because you are the reason I continue to grow.

I love you for who you will become
For all the lives you’ve touched and changed and the passion you’ve yet to ignite
For all that our have learned and seen and all that lie unknown ahead
I love you because you are a part of me, of which without, I would never be the same.

♥ xo


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