What a treat to be around this gorgeous Goddess. Haven't seen this woman in almost 12 years. Last time I saw her was on her birthday in 2006, and now we reunite on my birthday in 2017.
She was a BIG reason, if not the main, why i didn't end up committing suicide - I moved to the small town of McKinleyville from the big city of L.A. when I was barely starting High School and it was the biggest culture shock of my life.
We had gone through some of the toughest shit together, which only made us stronger. I am grateful to get to hold this beautiful human in my arms again.
She allowed me to fully be my weird quirky self and I allowed her the same. It was such a beautiful friendship, filled with safety and love. I am beyond myself to have the opportunity to open myself up to her, yet again, this time, in a totally raw way.
I love you Mandy Smith, and I am grateful to you, and for your friendship and love and acceptance of me, FULLY.