Miesha has been with me for nearly 20 years now. We got her when I was 9, and she has been one of the few constants I've had throughout my life.
She has sat with me in the rain when I've been sitting there crying, she has slept next to me through fear and dysfunction. She has remembered and loved me through many distances and periods of time, across the country and the world, I always come back to you.
Even with hearing and sight failing, and a frail body she still spent all her time with me during this last trip. I get scared of losing her every time I leave Durban. But I never will. She's built into my emotional foundation and life in so many ways.