because you are keeping my legs from folding.
because when i am tired, i am leaning on you, when i am sad, i am crawling into your comfort. because you are hooking my lips and pulling them into a smile, building a fire in the belly of my soul and warming me from the inside out.
because when i am lost, you are pointing in the right direction, when i am shaking, youre holding my hand and whispering it will be alright.
and because when im incoherent youre closing your eyes and saying my rambling sounds a little like a creek. because when im jumping from thought to thought without leaving a trail, youre laughing and calling it hopscotch, never missing a beat.
and, oh, because youve all carved your names in the back of my heart.
because youve all tattooed your words in the palms of my dreams.
because you are the pulse of my wishes, the tempo of my hopes.
because, because i love you all.