As 39 million, 500 and 75 people, at least, have said, "I wish I would have...."
Make me 39,575,001. (x a billion)
I wish you could have known, when you were alive, how much you meant to me this summer.
We didn't know each other very long, barely a year, but you'll stay with me always.
You were one of the FIRST people I heard from in May and one of my biggest cheerleaders throughout the summer. Lunches, breakfasts, phone calls and texts...you championed me at a time in my life when I was feeling down. So down.
You saw something in me I never saw in myself. And told me over and over and over.
One of the things you told me was "take a leap."
I didn't take the leap you suggested. It wasn't quite my time.
But I WILL take that leap one day.
I know what you meant. I knew what your spirit intended.
And if my spirit can be half of yours, I know it will persevere.