"We are not meant to stay wounded. We are supposed to move through our tragedies and challenges and to help each other move through the many painful episodes of our lives. By remaining stuck in the power of our wounds, we block our own transformation. We overlook the greater gifts inherent in our wounds — the strength to overcome them and the lessons that we are meant to receive through them. Wounds are the means through which we enter the hearts of other people. They are meant to teach us to become compassionate and wise."
- Caroline Myss (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

(via onlinecounsellingcollege)

no one should be afraid to feel. to feel anything. to feel something. pain, love, hurt, loss, loneliness. anything.

we never really know when we are going to leave this earth. you know, some people might want to ask the question ‘why’? God works in mysterious ways, but has a reason for everything. this little girl fought and she fought hard to stay here, but God had a different plan. there are people who might wonder what kind of God would take a little girl away from her parents… God doesn’t do these without purpose. and though we might not see it now, maybe one day we will see that purpose. she was stronger than any little person that i know. she gets to be in Heaven and be a kid now. she gets to run and play with her long hair that she always wished she had. whether any one knows it yet or not, she has been an inspiration. she has shown so much strength and so much fight.
when i was driving home tonight after hearing the news, i got another feeling. a feeling that wasn’t sadness, but rather reassurance. like He was telling me that He took her, she’s safe, she’s comfortable. her little body doesn’t have to fight anymore. she can rest now. and i felt okay knowing that He wasn’t leaving the ends undone.  
it makes you take a look at your own life. what have i got left to accomplish? what else do i want to do? how much time do i have? what’s really worth it? some people think that i am crazy when i say i feel like i might run out of time. this is why. i don’t want to waste any time away. i want to open my eyes. see the beauty and the blessings. we all go around in circles living lives that we might not be happy living. why? we all wonder what life might be like in someone else’s shoes … what’s wrong with yours? every single person has a purpose. every single one of us. so, maybe this girl was put here to inspire all of us to live every day. take deep breaths and enjoy this life while we have it. appreciate those you have in your life, regardless of the differences. appreciate your experiences. start to dance, sing, and smile regardless of who’s watching. live. simple as that, look above and let the light shine. 

"Fall in love with someone who wants you, who waits for you. Who understands you even in the madness; someone who helps you, and guides you, someone who is your support, your hope. Fall in love with someone who talks with you after a fight. Fall in love with someone who misses you and wants to be with you. Do not fall in love only with a body or with a face; or with the idea of being in love."
- (via urbankoi)

(Source: stay-impure, via milesandlove)

where does insecurity come from? it’s an odd thing when you truly think about it. why should anyone feel bad about their own skin? what is normal? what is beautiful? isn’t it different to every person? then, why do we strive to look like everyone else? it’s an impossible task.

… i don’t want to wait 3 years to be with you.

Lord,

Be with Emily tonight as she fights another battle. Bring her peace and comfort. Give her strength to overcome this. Lord, I ask that you help our family. Help them to cope and understand. Bring your warmth to her.

In your name,
Amen.

I can’t wait to be a mommy. And a wife. And have a place to really call my home. The home that I helped create.

how do you prepare yourself when your other half is moving away? how do you prepare for a long distance relationship? idk how to make myself ready.