This is for you, Melissa.
You were more than my university roommate.
You were my closest sibling, my speechless stuffed animal, my advice giving father and my strong-willed mother.
My growth those 2 years I attribute to you, thank you for your friendship.
I am now done with corporate retail, status and the "every woman's life". I'm done with the American military man, the art of selling and hiding who I am. From now on, I'll do what I love. I'll take chances. Live above my potential.
I just wanted to say thank you for everything you were in my life. Though never to return, reappear or resume - you should know that your presence in my life has meant .
I will always love you for everything you were and going to be.
I wish you the greatest happiness and lifelong inspiration. May you find God in all things.