There are so many words to describe him but I needed to do it one word so I chose STRENGTH!
My mother passed away 7 years ago. She was my best friend. The only person in this world that I could tell anything to. When she died so did a part of me.
I met him shortly after. I was closed off, broken and angry. The very first conversation we had, I talked about my mother, something I hadn’t done in months. I felt a connection to him immediately and we became instant friends.
In the 7 years I have known him, he has been my therapist, my best friend and my biggest critic. I can tell him anything. He makes me laugh and sometimes cry. We disagree and fight but at the end of the day we will always be there for each other.
I know his life has not been easy and I still have many things to learn about him. But what I do know is that he is strong. Through his trials and tribulations, he is the backbone to his family, his friends (me) and his work. He is passionate and driven and stands by what he believes.
So when I heard about the giving keys, I knew instantly that he was the person I would give one to. He may never know what he’s done for me or how much I admire him but he will be reminded of his strength when he looks at his key. And someday will give it to someone that needs his strength, the way I once did.
People are placed in our path for a reason, it is not a coincidence. My mom gave me strength when she put him in my path.