I’m so proud of you
looking in your eyes
I fully see the person you once were and the person you are now.
The full weight of all the changes you have made are fully visible to me now.
I see how hard you have worked. I see how hard you have cried. I see the anger and fear and loss that have been fully digested and transcended.
Your shiny new self did not arrive here without some bumps and bruises along the way. Some of those, sometimes most of those, self-inflicted.
Forgive yourself of the struggle. Allow yourself to stretch into who you now are.
You stand before me all together new. No longer needing the struggle to make yourself matter. No longer needing restraint of any kind.
You are launched, fledged, metamorphosed. You, but more YOU.
Oh the good! The tremendous change! The ripple! The tide of others now changing because they see the courage of YOU. Your courage to break it all down, breakdown, and bit by bit, arrive new.