I have laughed with you, smiled at you, been proud to see you shine.
I have shared a meal with you, dried your tears and allowed you to dry mine.
I have argued with you, marveled at your uniqueness, appreciated your beauty.
I have embraced you, held the door for you, held your child in my arms.
I have loved you, even when you weren’t easy to love.
I have smiled at you as we passed in the grocery store, asked your advice on recipes and ingredients.
I have prayed with you when it seemed the world had forsaken us.
I have been honest with you; the world is not always fair, but our circumstances don’t define us.
I have supported you; regardless of the mountain, I knew you could climb it.
I have cried for you.
I have prayed for you.
I have been heartbroken for you.
I have been your friend.
I never noticed that I was a different color than you.