Home and Friends

By Kristal Hertz

I came here with one friend. And now I have so many. I was lost and you came to show me that it’s ok to let go… “Show your true colors”, not just to me but to everyone. How hard it was to trust you and everyone else .How you found something in me. That something I didn’t know I had. How you are like a second family to me, you are near to me. How, when I walk through those doors, it’s the feeling I get when I walk in the room. I get so much love and respect from so many, it’s overwhelming. How I became a leader, and now I’m leading others like you did for me…How I give back on what you gave me…If it wasn’t for my family, I wouldn’t want to know where I would be…And, how I like it now, I don’t need to worry about it. Because I know now, I can feel here, I can feel what I can’t feel outside in the world. But here I feel it, and only here, because I have you as my family, and you love me no matter what…