It’s important to recognize the extraordinary authenticities that make up your community. When I reflect on the people in my life and how they have grown, the passions they’ve pursued, the people they’re becoming my heart is so full. I have friends who have the unique ability to tug at seemingly anyone’s heart strings with ink on a page. Friends whose hearts are bigger than Texas. A mother who would do anything for me to be happy, and a father who would do the same in his own ways. I have a sister who spends every day and more energy than I know with people who some might say are hard to love, but they need someone like her because she makes it look easy. I am so incredibly proud of these individuals and I hope they know how much they are so very loved. Because while no relationship comes without some hardship and there is always give and take, my heart is so overwhelmingly thankful for all they give.