Dear You, I want to tell you how much you mean to me, how much you have helped me. But there are not enough minutes in the day to express that to you. You saved my life. When I cam to you, I had just been released from and adolescent psych unit for trying to off myself. Now look at me. I’m conquering the world. I’m living my dreams. I’m getting my life together. But most of all, I’m happy. And it’s all thanks to you. I can’t repay you. I need to repay you. You say that seeing me live a successful life is payment enough for you, but I want to give you something more. I owe you my life. Because I would be dead right now if I had never met you.You seem to think that what you have done and continue to do for me is something ordinary. Like love is just an understood thing. But it’s not. I didn’t know what love was until you showed me. I’m not talking about the in love, head over heels, wanna go make love, love. I mean, pure and simple love. Mother daughter love. Friendship love. Family love. You aren’t my mother, but I wish you were. My mother hates me and she lets me know it. So that’s what you gave me. You gave me someone I could look at as a mother. And for me, that was the gift of life. I love you. Thank you for loving me too.