Who Changed My Life

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Andre was more than a man; he was and still is my hero. Life is full of unexpected experiences. No one knows what will happen in the very next moment. In fact, these unexpected experiences happen, when you meet a person who has the capability to change your life completely. His muscular body stood six feet even, with a light skin complexion due to his mom being Caucasian and his dad African American. His eyes were light brown and he had freckles that complemented his golden hair. He was soft spoken, yet every word he said held strong meaning. Unconditional love is what I embraced from him, the ultimate respect for myself is what developed in me, and learning to forgive is what he taught me.      A year ago I would have said love does not exist, not because I never experienced it, but because I did not believe in love; an emotion that cannot be seen but only felt to a certain point. How could that be, is the question I would always ask myself. He came into my life without a warning; he was my knight in shining armor. During this time in my life; I was lost and confused about how to love myself or anyone for that matter.  Andre and I shared a connection that was unbreakable; we would talk on the phone all night, sometimes until the sun came up. Every time I would hear his voice, butterflies would form in my stomach and I would get so excited. I shared my most intimate thoughts with him and he accepted me for whom I was. He always acknowledged the little accomplishments I achieved, whether it was writing a poem or getting an "A" on an assignment. He taught me that love transcends all physical boundaries and is there to be felt and enjoyed with between two people. Communication is what we embraced from each other, because we lived so far away we had to be patient with one another.  He taught me how to be patient in my life and to wait for good things to come to me, rather than stressing after them and never finding them. Before I met him, I had always been afraid to...
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