If you had known the path you’d be given would you have walked it?
I didn’t expect that seeing this random meme on Facebook this morning would bring me to my knees, that it would make me reflect on my life, and the pieces that brought me to where I am today. It caught me off guard. I wouldn’t wish this pain on anyone, I wouldn’t wish the journey I have walked on anyone, but would I walk it again? Without a doubt. I still can’t quite process the series of events, but they have to point to something greater. So far, they all have. The hardest times have brought us to our knees, but from them something greater has always emerged. We couldn’t see it at the time, but looking back as we overcame each challenge, it was all there. It’s overwhelming, really. So to answer the question, yes, I would, I would walk it all again.
I would walk it again to meet him. To fall in love, and to know what true love feels like. Even if it’s the only love I ever know, and even if it means losing him all over again.
I would walk it again, to learn what true grit, dedication, and determination look like. To see him never give up on himself, or anyone else.
I would walk it again for the way he looked at me. For the way he spoke with intention, and never acted on anger.
I would walk it again to see the way others looked at him. To see the way our children looked at him.
I’d walk it for that smile, oh that smile, it lit up every room.
I would walk it again because he made me better. He made me want to be better, without ever making me feel like I wasn’t enough.
I would walk it again for the person he made me, and for the person I am becoming. For the lessons learned, for the lessons I will learn.
I would walk it again to know that I got to wake up by his side every day, until the day I wouldn’t.
I would walk it again.
I would walk it ALL again.
I would walk it all again for one more minute.