Some days, I pinch myself, to make sure that you’re real.
And even though it hurts every time, I still have a hard time believing it.
You’re the wish I would have never dared to make.
You’re the piece I thought would always be missing.
You’re the words I had never had.
You’re so much brighter than the darkness they’ve left behind.
And I needed that light.
So thank you.
Thank you for saving me when I didn’t want to be saved.
Thank you for listening to me when I didn’t want to talk.
Thank you for loving me when I didn’t want to be loved.
Keeping you warm at night is the greatest honour of my life.
But I don’t think that thank-yous are enough,
so I want to make you a few promises.
I promise you a life, full of smiles, adventures and embraces.
I promise you a home filled with laughter, love and respect.
I promise you a family, strong, united and queer.
I also promise you that I will make you smile, every day.