for so long, I've been so low
swimming in an endless river of self doubt
and now I have looked back on the past and seen
where I was
where I came from
and what I have become
from those who tore me down.
and now I look in the mirror and no longer see a girl
I see a woman.
Strange, how just two short years can change the way you look at yourself so much....
and for me
its enlightening to know
that despite my past trials and tribulations
mistakes and misjudgementsht.
I have endured and emerged stronger and brighter than Venus shows in the night.
That I have managed to make it through those rough times of sorrow
and going home and crying everynig
Now I find myself in a higher place of joy,
and I am surrounded by those most dear to me.
I find my mother more beautiful,
and my father more loving,
and i see things in them that I never noticed before.
Just as I see things within myself.
I see those around me look at me in earnest
because they know i can make people smile.
And when they smile
Because you wouldnt smile if something was wrong.
So when you smile it lets me know that everything is doing well in the world.
and for that
i am truly