thank you mom for teaching me to be strong and independent.
thanks dad for making me a critical thinker.
thank you ms. eales for the lessons in acceptance and equality,
and thank you jeff for showing me some people really can give me a fresh start.
thank you bryan for the practice in patience and understanding,
and thank you jared for keeping me a kid at heart.
thank you daniel for helping me learn to make tough decisions.
thank you nick for showing me what unconditional love is.
thank you kevin for revealing to me how tough i really am,
and thank you nathan for showing me it's okay to not always get what i want.
thanks sam for being an example of a stable, godly man.
thank you brandon for the lesson in mending burnt bridges.
thanks max for teaching to be realistic about who cares about my heart,
and special thanks to michael for reminding me how beautiful life is.
thank you tamara for letting me expose my innermost thoughts to someone.
thank you emma for being a voice of reason.
thanks courtney for teaching me to stand up for myself,
and thank you heidi for all your wisdom and time.
thank you ainsley for being an example of a true, genuine heart.
thank you jeffrey for understanding my frustration - even when no one else did.
thank you nzinga for showing me i'm always loveable.
thank you sarah for letting me trust,
and thank you keegan for teaching me to not give up.
i am blessed.
- ella faye