The occurrences of the last few months weren’t only a testament to our individual strengths but to that of us as a couple as well. In this time, I learned a lot not only about Sam but myself. There’s a saying I heard years ago that always stuck with me, Tough times don’t last, tough people do.
Who was I? Who was I really underneath all of the facades and boxes others had set up that I gladly jumped into? The question of who I am is one that I still seek to answer but not in the same confused way I used to ponder some years ago when I was seeking permission to really be me.