The wave caught up to me. Hitting me hard. Knocking me down. Tumbling and tossing me around like a rag doll. Not knowing which way was up. The weight of the last 6 months pulling me deeper to the depths below. I fought for so long, my strength waning. All I wanted to do was give up, close my eyes and make it go away. Then I noticed you beside me as you reached out for my hand. Your touch electrifying me back to life. All that time sinking into the darkness alone and you were right there, waiting patiently. “I’ve got you.” He said. The intense look in eyes “We have to keep swimming”. Together we kicked to the surface. Breaking free. I needed his help. Don’t ever let me go.