My hero, my best friend, my guide is how I describe Esther. I grew up in a family filled with lies, cheating and fights. It was normal for me to not listen to my inner feelings and my deeper thoughts. But the older I got, the more I got lost, and started to drink and use alcohol because I couldn't handle my feelings. The moment I met Esther, I knew she would become the most important person in my life, but it scared me a lot. So I also started to lie to her, use an attitude and start fights. But she held on for years; she talked for hours and hours with me, trying to show me that there is more in life. She helped me with facing my feelings; she explained everything to me. But I was a hard one and held on to my pain. The hurt was familiar for me, I knew it. My inner feelings were new, I didn't know what to do with them so I ran away. I also ran away from her. I took a huge distance of her, but still she held on. She helped me realize a breakthrough in myself. I can feel love, for myself, for her and for all mankind. She had the patience and strength to accomplish this. This one of the most valuable things you can do in your life for somebody else, showing love, to get connected with each other.
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