Thank you Yolanda

Sometimes we get caught up in our grief so much so that pain and suffering become our identity. I however have been fortunate to have found happiness and love again in my life. For this I wish to express my eternal gratitude to Yolanda, a special woman in my life who taught me how to love. Her example of an unconditional love and being by my side through the darkest days of my life, taught me what love truly is. She also knew when to give me space and allow me to vegetate in my own thoughts. I always felt comfortable around Yolanda and never felt the need to be someone that I am not. I was always enough without feeling the pressures to be someone that I wasn’t. I was confident because of her. I am today largely who I am because of her.

Yolanda I thank you for showing me what love is, because of this I am now able to recognise that same feeling again, a feeling that was beaten and bruised by the immense grief in my life. The catastrophic loss that was felt and will be forever felt can now be softened as you showed me what true love is.

As I continue on my new journey I want you to know that I am eternally grateful for the love that we shared. A love that you taught me to recognise so that when I saw it again I could reach out and confidently grab it with both hands.