I went to school searching for even more love. Instead of acceptance, I found ridicule: too short, four eyes, awkward, and shy. I withdrew. I struggled to accept love from anyone but my parents.
Sad and broken, my soul mate found me loving me as I was. Children arrived. I lost myself along the way. Like a butterfly bursting from its chrysalis, I emerged. In the end, I discovered the greatest love of all was inside me all along.