Just over eight years ago I met this girl, the most beautiful girl I had ever known. She stole a piece of my heart bigger than any piece I had given out before.
We have gone on to share everything, every single little thing.
It is her who held my hand through my years of IVF.
It is her who wiped my tears when my husband was going through cancer and I was holding my precious baby boy whose cries wouldn’t cease.
It is her who kept me afloat when I felt I was going to drown.
It is her who laughed at the silly things and who made me laugh at the silly things.
It is her who always had my back and I have always had hers.
It is her who took my side when everyone else thought I was hopeless.
It is her who saw the best in me, time and again.
It is her who showed me just how brightly the sun could shine.
It is her who taught me that love really is the be all and end all.
These days I sometimes wonder if the bond we have always shared is as strong. These days I feel like there are a few more things putting our relationship to the test. These days I sometimes think that perhaps she will soon back away.
And every night, when my house is silent and my babies and husband are sleeping soundly, I silently pray that this girl I love more than she can ever know will not stray too far, will not leave my side, will not push me away. I silently pray that the intense closeness that I share with this girl who grew inside me and whose heart beat next to mine, will be a closeness we know for a lifetime.
Chocolate Brownie Bliss Balls
- 1 cup walnuts
- 10 medjool dates, seeds removed
- 3 tablespoons cacao or cocoa
- 1/2 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- Place the ingredients into your processor and blend until the mixture is well combined and sticking together. Use your hands to press and shape the mixture into balls. Place the balls into the fridge to set and to store.
- Eat and enjoy.