I've realized why I feel... sadder than usual these past few days.
It was a year ago that I was allowing myself to feel grateful for once. Because for the first time in my life, I had found a family.
I had built that with Queen Tea Marvelli (who had become not only my boss, but like a sister to me), Denny Duquette (the man I would pick if I could choose my father), Katie Fitch (my soulmate and one true love), Freddie Mclair (the closest thing I've ever had to a brother), and Dr. Isabel Stevens (my confidante, and like a mother to me).
And now... only a year later, only Mr. Duquette remains.
In one year, I lost the rest of my family. The family I made myself.
I don't often allow myself to be emotional anymore, but if any of you can see this out there, wherever you are? I love you. I miss you. Please come back to me.