"I tried my best. I did everything that I could. Even then, it wasn't enough for you. It was never enough. I was never enough. I don't regret any of it, not for a second. If I had the chance to do it all over again, with the same outcome, I would. Do you know why? Because no one has ever taught me more about myself than you. No one ever gave me a reason to stand up for myself. To love myself. To be strong. You did all of that. If you weren't who you are, if you hadn't said the things you'd said, or done the things you did, or if you weren't the way you are, I never would have realized what I could become. I gave you everything, and I got nothing, and I have to live with that forever, but so do you. Nothing we did can be fixed. Nothing we did can be taken back. Nothing we did can be made-up for. What's happened has happened, and we have to move on. We have to take from that and make it matter. We have to do our best. We have to do everything we can. We have to hope that it's enough...that we're enough."
"If you stare too long at something, things start to change, some even start to disappear. Complacency is what they call it. You get so caught up in what you think is there, and you don't even realize when it isn't anymore, or when it's become something completely different. This happens all too often. We accept what is, and we don't bother with what could be."
"Nobody can know anything about you if you don't let them. If someone's in your life, and you don't tell them anything, then what do they know? Nothing. They know nothing. They can assume whatever they'd like, but they can't back any of it up. However, if you tell someone one little thing, they can make it into anything they want, and tell whoever they want, and then, it's a never-ending cycle. If you don't want everyone to know something, then don't tell anyone."
[I'll add my closer here later. lol It's bedtime now!]