It’s not something you can see or touch.
She gave me a stubborn streak. A strong will and strength.
She taught me “You Can!”
I felt like a ship without it’s rudder on a rough sea, unable to control my direction. Just being swept along with no power over where I was going.
It’s been fourteen years now and although I still miss her so much sometimes it’s palpable, I have learned to go on.
I have gained control over my ship.
There are times when the wind still overtakes me, but for the most part I have rebuilt my rudder.
When I feel overwhelmed I hear her whisper in my ear, “You can!”