You came down to Atlanta to be by my side from the beginning,
When the doctors told me I had to have open heart surgery.
Every appointment I had you were there for support.
I didn't know I actually needed your presence, because I was an adult.
You asked specific questions to my Surgeon, because I agreed to have a titanium valve placed inside of me.
You were very skeptical and unsure, you thought it may have been too risky.
I hadn't gotten married yet, I only had 1 child and it seemed my life wasn't complete.
But I assured you and the doctor that I wasn't going to have anymore children, but that was the ultimate deceit.
After my surgery I realized something was missing in my life.
Being a mom of more, maybe 4 and also possibly becoming a wife.
You were there during one of my most scariest times, I didn't even know I needed you.
I hope you knew how truly grateful I was, you made the process so much easier to go through.”
— The Love You Gave: The Attention I Craved by Nahdiyah A. Dennison