I love you, I wrote.
I didn’t say I’m glad you’re alive, but I am.
I did not write about how I always thought this day would come.
I didn’t mention all the nights I’ve laid awake worrying about you.
I definitely didn’t bring up how much you scare me, or how angry you’ve made me over the years. I would never admit how, without even trying, you stole the fun out of my life. I didn’t mention the word trust but I also didn’t call you a thief.
Instead, let’s talk about how I’ve trained for this day, working out, strengthening my body and mind. I’m ready for you. I’m here for you. I love you.