I love you, . You are good. You are beautiful, both inside and out. You always have been beautiful. You did not — could not — see it. It’s not your fault. You did the best you could. You really did. You are just fine. It’s all right. All of it. You are perfect, just as you are. You are so very loved, honey, you are so very loved. You are all right. Everything is all right. Just as it should be. I am with you always, forever. Be you. Be wonderful, awesome, beautiful you. We are on fire! Together!” Oh, did the tears flow. But they were cathartic tears. A shift… very new, but very real. No more room for fear or doubt. No reason to regret. Excitement, joy, peace. Now