Kayla Penner

Kayla Penner

Thank you Mom and Dad.
Thank you for your presence, and for your silence. You see, without both the times you were there and the times you were not, I would not be the person I am today. I would not be as strong as I am, as resilient as I am. And the intense desire that burns deep inside of me to help people would not reside longingly in my being. You two are my roots, my foundation. The soil from which I came. While your initial influence was short, lasting only 5 years until your lights were taken away, those roots still dig deeply within my soul, igniting my passion for wholeness. Wholeness not only for myself, but for humanity. So thank you.
Thank you to the people who gave me up.
You saved me from the deep sadness that comes with losing your roots. 5 years with my foundation wasn't long enough. But then you guys came into my life. And it was sweet, and sour. Both light and dark. An ignition of the passion inside of me to help others heal. Because you gave me much to heal from. People don't notice scars deep inside the heart, so people don't see mine. But I do. I see how they glow and light up when I feel alone, or try to love my children. Those scars that are from you have also made me who I am. So thank you. Thank you for my scars.
Thank you to the love of my life. You have made me into who I am designed to be. Alive. Brilliant. An exquisite work of art. You took the brokenness inside of me, from being left by death, and being left by choice, and put me back together again. You are who I am. Thank you for loving me; the good, the bad and the ugly. Thank you for inspiring me to dream. You make life worth living, and fighting through the scars. Thank you for being worthy of my heart and soul. You are the reason I am who I am today. The completion of me as a whole. You complete me and give me strength to continue when I feel like I am sinking. So thank you. For making me worthy of you, and being worthy of me.