Jenny Tran

Here’s to life

Here’s to taking your very first breath and seeing the light for the very first time

Here’s to your first scrape that made you cry so hard because it was the most excruciating pain you have ever felt and remembered

Here’s to the first boy that made fun of you for wearing light-up sketchers because he thought it wasn’t cool but that’s okay because you did

Here’s to the many many fights that you have had with your siblings over who gets the last piece of pizza or who gets the remote control

Here’s to you pretending to sleep in the backseat of the car so your dad can scoop you up and carry you back inside

Here’s to riding in the cart while your mom is pushing you around in the grocery store

Here’s to all the first days back from school because you get to see all your friends…

Or maybe it’s the excitement you get when wearing your new outfit

Here’s to your first heartbreak and learning what you want and not taking shit from others

Here’s to friends that offer their shoulders for you to cry on

Here’s to your pillows that catches your tears when it is just one of those nights

Here’s to your showerhead for being a wonderful audience when you’re singing at the top of your lungs

Here’s to all your favorite songs that have made you replay it over and over again

Here’s to the concerts you’ve been to that have made you forget that the rest of the world exists

Here’s to the wind rushing through your hair that makes you feel like you can fly and do anything

Here’s to how excited but scared you were when driving on the road for the very first time because that is the first step into adulthood

Here’s to being away from your parents because now, there’s endless freedom but that’s scary because now you don’t have your parents to hold your hand every step of the way

Here’s to all your failures because now you’ll give it your best the next time

Here’s to the people that have said no to you because thank you… for pushing you to become a better version of yourself

Here’s to all your fears because that’s what makes you who you are

Here’s to the reality of death that invites you to live each day like there is no tomorrow

Here’s to all the things you haven’t done because your options are endless

Here’s to life because there is so much to see, so much to learn, with so little time

Here’s to that and so much more

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