I was not ready for this. Everything came all at once. I’m surrounded by air and alone in my thoughts. I see my past so vividly. I cling to the hopes of my tomorrow while I am stuck in the trials of my day. I am not giving in to this. I will not let this be my story. My pain has taken over but my joy will prevail. Even the heaviest heart can beat down the closed door. The depth of my feelings will not be understood by all. But all will understand my success. My grief and my struggle are a part of my increase. My greater has come! I just have yet to reach it.