Today marks the birthday of one of my dearest friends, and one of the greatest inspirations in my life. He has been my guardian angel, my support, and my companion for so many years. Thinking on how, by this time next year, his story will come to an end, his time of continuous light and laughter will be gone, and I will not be able to share any new adventures with him, I can’t help but to feel my heart ache. Because he has shaped me into the person I am today. He has saved me when I felt like I was drowning, just as he has saved so many countless others, despite his own fears and struggles. He is the sole purpose of my fight to always remain undoubtedly loyal, selfless, and brave. And he is the reason I have lifted myself to limitless height in my own eyes, defying gravity, never to allow myself to give up, or be brought down.
Thank you for your humor, your endless hope, your unmistakable courage, and your bountiful friendship. Thank you for bringing happiness into my life. Thank you for helping me to believe in myself, despite my fatal flaw, and imperfections. Thank you for giving me a feeling of belonging. And thank you for giving me a feeling of purpose in this world.
Happy birthday, Percy Jackson. I love you.