By: Ashly A. Kuhn

You were always there
even though you did not have to be.
You accepted and loved me
for me.

You believed in me
when nobody else did.
You have a lot of faith in me
even though I am just a kid.

You did not have to be here.
You did not have to care.
But you did and you do
and you are always there.

I admire you
for what you have done.
Taking another man's child
and treating her as your own.

You are an
inspiration to me.
You have shown me things,
on my own I would never see.

I am who I am
because of you.
I cannot show how grateful I am.
All I can say is...