Austin was the first to accompany me.
Baby brother back when I was barely three
Couldn’t wait for him to meet me.
Doug, a great father and I, called his favorite daughter
Erika, a stepmother and friend who I’ve always cherished and felt so much love
Forever holding on even though sometimes I felt like I didn’t belong.
Gathering wherever always makes my day better.
Home isn’t just a physical place but comes from within the heart
I like those days where I’m not falling apart
Just breathe, is what dad would call out to me as I cried myself to sleep
Keep calm and everything will fall into place
Love with all you have even if it’s without those things you wish you always had
Mom, always there in need of comfort
Never completely out of my reach
Oh, the places I could go,
People I could meet,
Quiet is sometimes my biggest defeat
Running in circles is a constant notion
Strength I have can make me stronger
Treasuring every time I make it longer
Under appreciated with so many feelings as they continue to wash over
Very ready to let it all cave so I can stop feeling like a dragging boulder
Waiting for those nights where I no longer sit there and ponder
‘Xactly where I need to be
Young, dumb, courageous, but –
Zealous, is what I’ll always be.