She moved away for university and then spent what felt like forever building a career for herself, eventually starting her own ESL school in Japan. Needless to say keeping in touch was difficult.
Her life hasn’t always been easy but she’s strong, determined, and fierce.
Sadly, she forgets how amazing she is sometime. I take it upon myself to remind her as often as I can.
She’s recently moved back to Canada and will be (any second now) embarking on her biggest challenge yet… motherhood. I can only imagine how excited and terrified she must be. I know I was. She’ll be living in Toronto once the baby’s born and, while I know that’s where her heart is leading her, I can’t help but be a bit sad that distance will come between us again.
Through ups and downs, her smile is always contagious. Warm, creative, caring and exuberant, Michelle will be an amazing mom. Though our time in the same city has been brief, and I haven’t taken advantage of it like I should have, I plan on making sure she regularly knows how wonderful she is and how much I love her.