What will I do when you won't be in my home every weekday mentoring me? Who will I turn to to lift my spirit, fill my heart, and make me want to be better. Who will warn me of harm, help me protect my children, and encourage me to care about the bigger picture? Who will make me laugh, or let me know that my tears are a sign of strength? Who will tell me that when I know better I'll do better. And who will keep giving me the confidence to be... me?
Who will ensure those who don't have a voice will be heard? Who will recognize the heroes, warriors, and angels amongst us? Who will encourage us to read, motivate us to get moving, and move us to truth.
Oprah, you have taught me how to ask for what I need and give what I have. It's going to be tough without you....oh wait, an Aha Moment - what I now know for sure, is that I'll be fine. Because of you. Thank you.
I'm just a simple prairie girl who believes in dreams and that truly anything is possible; and soon, I'll boarding a plane to Chicago to come see you on April 13 at one of your farewell season shows. I'll be the one fighting off the ugly cry.