Today marks a year since you left. It feels like an eternity and no time all at once. So many ups and downs for me with so many changes, and yet some things remain completely unchanged.
Like that empty place that you left behind in me. I'm not sorry for that space. It's simply the part of me that will always belong to you, no matter what my future holds. I hide myself from the world in that space more often than I care to admit. Even when things are good, I keep part of myself in the safety of that space.
I'm so thankful for the time I had with you and even more thankful for the time I still get with you. I still love to see your name pop up on my phone and the sound of your voice still brings a smile to my face every time you call.
I know that you are well. I know that you are happy. And at the end of the day, that's what matters most.
But, I still miss you dearly. 💋
Originally written June, 13, 2016