Sharing this beautiful poem by Sue Vincent. I love the ending in particular which helped me realize all the strength of our experience.
I dreamed you last night.
You were the heart that listened to my fears,
Comforting the pain with tea and tissues
And attentive ears.
You were there with me as I faced them,
Slaying them one by one, with logic and laughter,
And a belief in me that I had forgotten,
Lost in the morass that pulled me down.
I saw you sitting there, hands around the cup,
Eyes holding me steady, as I remembered
All that I have been, all I can be,
All I will become.
But you were many things.
And I saw father, mother, sibling, every lover,
Playmate, teacher, every friend, I ever knew,
And so much more, that in the end I realised
That you were I, and I was you,
A mirrored soul, both one, yet two,
And then you shared my joy.