Forever Indebted

For caressing my curiosity beyond a tome
For creating a home away from home
For helping me get up after a fall
For pushing me to give it my all
For encouraging thought and creativity 
For ignoring acts of teenage proclivity 
For the angry glare and timely reprimand
For simply saying “I understand”
For making sure I became the best version of me
For I couldn’t have made it this far had you just let me be