And the courage–however it came to you.
For freeing me from a bondage I didn’t have sense enough to run away from.
For the opportunity to start over
And another chance to find the real thing
For a peace I didn’t realize I needed…even though it took a while
For a clarity I could’ve never gained in the midst of “us”
For the honesty to say that I wasn’t what you wanted and you aren’t what I need
For a sober point of reference
For showing me that I could get out of this without dying—because you didn’t.
For inspiring me to seek more for myself than what we had
For the maturity I needed so that I can hold on to something better later
For releasing me to my destiny
For challenging me to dig deeper to find and understand more of myself
For being a lesson when I desperately wanted to make it my life
For unwasted time in my present and my future
For making room for greater
For killing my option to settle when I needed to move on
For taking your brokenness with you and revealing mine
For the motivation to get healthier in my emotions.
For ending a sick and painful cycle.
For not giving me the chance to make the wrong choice in the same place…again.
For leaving when I didn’t have the strength.
And I can’t even be mad because you’re showing me that I should just be grateful.
So thank you.