For so long, I didn’t recognize the image that M***** had seen. I couldn’t comprehend her choice to walk on the path of struggle; towards a life that would create pain. But I see it so, so clearly now. It was inevitable now I see. As a young child, you try to your best to save yourself. You try to create a perfect world around you so that you didn’t seem very different. The thing you realize is that no one is perfect and the world is far from it. Being different is inevitable. Being different is who we all are. So I am right where M***** is. Facing a challenge that will probably be in front of me for the rest of my life. And choosing love over anything else can be the hardest thing we’ll ever do. I never knew my eyes would ever see this, but it has. It surely, tearfully, has.