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Thank You For Not Only Being Your Strength, But Mine As Well

Thank You For Not Only Being Your Strength, But Mine As Well

By: Casandra Martinson

I have never met someone as strong as you. 

I’m not talking about physical strength, at the end of the day, that didn’t matter. It has nothing to do with the kind of strength that I am talking about.

I have never met someone so emotionally and mentally strong and not just for themselves, but for others too.

You kept not only yourself strong, you kept me strong as well and you did so by being my strength and I cannot tell you how much that meant and still means to me today.

Day after day, week after week, month after month, you were the one that kept the both of us going. 

When thoughts of wanting to end it all polluted my mind and consumed such a large portion of my soul, you dove deep within and instilled thoughts and feelings of hope, strength and courage. 

You never let me go without making sure that I was okay and that I would be strong for the remainder of the time that we were apart. 

You pushed me to be the very best that I could be and when people’s criticism and hurtful words came flying my way, you held me tight and told me that it would be alright. 

Your words and actions were half of the battle won and I needed to do my part, my half, if I really wanted to win.

You never pushed me to be strong, you waited until I was capable of being so on my own without force, or pressure of any kind. You watched me flourish and grow in a way that nobody else has and I hope that you were proud of me. I hope that you still are.

I always came first and even through everything, you were still so very strong and able to handle everything that life threw at you and there were some really nasty curve balls that caught you off guard.

To this day, there is no one that I look up to more than you. 

One day, I hope to be the strength for someone as you were for me. I hope to help shape a life of gratitude, courage and bravery just like you did. I hope to impact a life in such great ways for the good. 

If I am ever half of the person that you are, I will rejoice and know that I can’t be doing too terribly. 

Anyone that even gets half of you would be so incredibly lucky, but you always gave me your whole self and I could never thank you enough for that. 

Thank you for the constant love and reminders that I am strong even when I felt like something as small as an ant could crush me. 

You truly were and still are the very best person and I cannot thank you enough for the immense role that you played in my life. 

You saved me.

You tackled on things that could quite literally kill someone emotionally and mentally and still, you came out the strong, huge hearted, loving person that you were at the beginning. 

Never did your love for me lessen or go dull. It never wavered.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I could never thank you enough, but I hope that this is a good start.