I couldn’t explore the moon or stars,
until you gave me the chance to try.
I could never leave this earth
until I had the encouragement to fly.
The world held me tight.
I couldn’t lift my sluggish feet.
Yet I continued to struggle on
and never admit defeat.
Your mind was a will of iron
and kept me focused on my task.
You helped move each weight, each burden,
and did more than I dared ask.
Upward I continue to climb.
One step will turn into two.
My dreams are now within my grasp
and it’s all because of you.
Oct. 10, 2016