And then one day when you're feeling okay and you think it's all good SASS!, it hits you. The grief the sadness the pain and loss and fear of having to say Goodbye to one you love. One who was always by your side. One who gave you comfort when you didn't know you needed it. One who smiled at you when you were having the worst day or the best day or any day. Years went by and you grew in love together, at least, you hoped they grew to love you like you did them. But they did Love you. Because they were always there. Because they were always aware. Because they knew you. There was love everywhere in their face. Those eyes. That smile. Those cuddles and walks in the sun where you both chased life. There was love in every nap together Every car ride with the windows rolled all the way down, hair flowing every which way, smiles from ear to ear. There was love in every breath. And now, as the time gets closer because some stupid illness takes over, you hold a little tighter caress a little softer remind them of how wonderful they were, and you hope they hear you. You hope they hear how much you love them and how much it hurts to think of naps without them car rides alone walks in the sun without your best-friend. So you give them one last kiss one last embrace and you thank them for showing you true love. And you say, Goodbye.