Because you believed
You believed in anything, the impossible
You believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself, when I didn’t know how, and then when I knew how but couldn’t
When all I could see was the now, or the then, or the tomorrow, you saw the whole
You dreamed for me, with me, and possibly through me
You hoped for the best, loved through the worst, and prayed during both
You loved me when I cried the first time, and when I cry still
And thru the rivers of tears in between
And you shed your own; for me, because of me, with me
You taught me to aim for the stars, the moon, the sky.
Sometimes I did, and those successes were because of you
My failures remain my own – they exist to teach me, to grow me, to strengthen me
To become the woman you believed I could be.
I love you,