Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

Hellen Keller

 

The first time I met you was through the phone, quite some years ago now.

I was surprised by how enthusiastic you were to offer help with no expectations.

Across the Atlantic I felt you were a pure soul, a soul who worked hard in her life.

God blessed you with beautiful expressions and a warm heart.

Some envy your appearance, your intelligence, passion, and drive.

They believe things come handed to you on a golden plate.

Nothing less is true. Your sacrifices are known to you and you alone.

Your inner strength navigating career between stars, ranks, and status is without precedent.

Your resilience and courage are rare yet common to so many women in this environment.

You made it your mission to give a voice to those who hold back. Your heart is bleeding for those in need.

I admire your inner strength from across the Atlantic. I admire your courage to go out there and make a difference every single day.

I will always remember the day I opened up my heart to you when I was in pain behind the mask. I remember my fear to speak the unspeakable and my fear for judgment.

Instead, you held me in your arms and said that everything will be ok as you have rarely seen someone as courageous and brave as me.

That moment was the beginning of a life-changing journey. For that, I will be grateful always and forever until the last breath flows out of me.

You have greatness within you, no need for seeking or validation. You have everything you need to reach for the skies as the clouds are waiting to catch you when you fall.

You are the emblem of a kind and pure soul, a soul who will continue to touch many souls of that I am sure.

As for now, I will continue to admire from across the Atlantic.

 

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