Today, we celebrate 11 years of One Tree Hill. I remember waiting anxiously for weeks for the premiere to air and I knew from the second it started that this show was gonna bring a lot of great things into my life. And I was right. Through good times and bad, triumph and despair, love and heartbreaks, this show helped me through it all. In it I found great music, I learned about love, loss, friendships, and growing up.
In the tortured, brilliant, strong, and compassionate heart of Peyton Sawyer I saw myself and I connected to a character more than any other character I had ever known. Her art and the music helped me to learn so much about myself and life. And because of her I got incredibly lucky and I found the love of my life. I found the girl who is everything to me. Who supports me, challenges me, let’s me be happy and sad, strong and vulnerable, childish and mature.
I owe a lot of great things to this show, this cast, and these characters. It’s brought people that I get to have in my life for years to come and I could not be more grateful.
Thank you, One Tree Hill. Thank you, Mark Schwahn. Thank you, Hilarie, Sophia, Joy, James, Austin, Chad, and the rest of the cast. I will forever be thankful for our little show that could.