A year ago today a Friend of mine took his own Life. I wrote this a few days after he died & just wanted to share it with you. ❤
“I’ve been thinking about Friends & Family a lot the last couple days after learning about the death of a good Friend of mine from my Childhood.
The people in our lives are like Puzzle Pieces. Most of the people we encounter are like the Middle Pieces & help connect our Lives together. May it be a Friend or just an Acquaintance or a Family Member you speak to occasionally. There are some people though that are more like the Edge Pieces. They are more important in the shaping of our lives. People who we have confided in & shared our Lives with. People who we love. Even fewer still are the People I think of as Corner Pieces. People who truly shaped us & really did help us become who we ARE. Most of these people are our Parents & Siblings. Some of these few Corner Pieces are Friends. The People that were a major influence in what we became & who we turned into. People that if it weren’t for them & something they did, we would not be able to say “I am Me.”
I can honestly say that Dustan Wilson was one of my Corner Pieces. There is so much of who I am today that stems from the Friendship I had with him in Middle & High School. I’m lucky to have had him as a Corner Piece as he helped me grasp the idea of being ME & not conforming to what “They” think I should be. He helped me become an Individual. Thank you Dustan. You were an amazing Friend. ♥
Most of you are my Middle Pieces, several are my Edge Pieces & a handful of you are my Corner Pieces. Regardless of what Piece of my Puzzle of Life you are, without You, I am not Me.