“Rob, what if we do all of this and nobody comes?”
“Rob, I have no idea what I’m doing. Who do I think I am?”
“Rob, what if I fail?”
“Michelle, the community around us and at the school has been waiting for you. Everyone is rooting for you. They will come. You can borrow my faith if you have none. I have plenty.”
“Michelle, nobody really knows what they’re doing. You’ve got this. You know more than you think you do or will ever give yourself credit for. I know you who are. You are becoming. Keep going.”
“Michelle, then you’ll get back up, like every other time. But you’re not going to fail this time. I can feel it. I can see it. I see you changing and becoming more yourself every single day. I even see the change when you’re exhausted and frustrated. You’re doing great.”
You came, you championed, and you cheered. Thank you to everyone who showed up. The messages, the visits, the well wishes, the words, the support. I’ve never known a bigger cheering section. It was as much as my heart could take today. My heart is so very full and I am so very grateful and inspired by your belief in me. These photos only capture some of you, but there’s more! That plays on a loop in my head, “there’s more… there’s so many people watching me”. I am driven and focused on the ones watching and cheering for me. The ones looking and finding something in me that they feel inside of themselves. Thank you. Thank you for everything. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
Today will go down in my life as one of my pivot days, the special days and moments that stay with you forever. Thank you.