Some time ago, I wrote about how I will never be able to surround myself with people who will do for me what I would do for them. This is true; I believed it then and I believe it now. However, while I may not be able to surround myself with people who have this trait, that doesn’t mean that I don’t feel blessed by the few people in my life who are there for me.
And no one outside my own flesh-and-blood has ever done more for me than Leslie has.
Leslie, my girl, my baby — thank you for being there. Thank you for trusting me. Thank you for believing in me, and having faith in me. I’ve never met anyone as kind or as beautiful, or anyone who has taught me as much.
I love you, baby bee.