How strong you are isn’t dependent on your circumstances; it isn’t something you’re made to be. If it is, that isn’t true strength - it is merely momentary. Being strong and brave and fearless is a decision, a decision that you make every moment of every day, at every crossroads, in the midst of every failure and success. Being strong is a choice. No excuses.
“It’s the oldest story in the world: One day you’re seventeen and planning for someday and then quietly and without you ever really noticing, someday is today and then someday is yesterday and this is your life.”—One Tree Hill (via katiemacbook)
“Love demands everything, they say, but my love demands only this: that no matter what happens or how long it takes, you’ll keep faith in me, you’ll remember who we are, and you’ll never feel despair.”—Ann Brashares, My Name is Memory
“But they’d loved each other. With the wisdom of time and the passing of years, she knew that. She knew, too, that love didn’t evaporate. It faded, perhaps, lost its weight like bones left out in the sun, but it didn’t go away.”—Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
“Sometimes I wake up before you do and I watch you sleep and I’m overwhelmed because you’re so amazing and I don’t know why I’m lucky enough to have you in my life; that you’re here with me. And I know that I want to spend the rest of my life with you trying to make you as happy as you make me.”—Michael Vaughn, ALIAS
“I like to see people reunited, I like to see people run to each other, I like the kissing and the crying, I like the impatience, the stories that the mouth can’t tell fast enough, the ears that aren’t big enough, the eyes that can’t take in all of the change, I like the hugging, the bringing together, the end of missing someone.”—Jonathan Safran Foer (via langst)
“I want you forever, forever and always
Through the good and the bad and the ugly
We’ll grow old together, and always remember
Whether happy or sad or whatever
We’ll still love each other, forever and always
Forever and always, forever and always”—Forever and Always by Parachute
9. What was the worst thing to happen to you in middle school?
Hahahaha…oh wow. Um, I really don’t know. The dog we had had since before I was born died, which pretty much crushed me. I was on the cheerleading squad which was pretty terrible. I really enjoyed it then, but looking back and remembering all the drama and insanity…it was just craziness. But for the most part, I had an amazing group of friends, and, other than looking awkward and having horrible style, middle school was fine.
(I would post a picture from middle school…but I don’t want to inflict that pain upon anyone.)
rudeness (i.e. talking during class, general inconsiderate-ness)
the noise that little kids (and select adults) make when they take a bite of food from a fork and scrape their teeth along the said fork
TICKLING. i truly despise being tickled. and not in a cute “oh you can go ahead and tickle me and I’ll giggle and it’ll be fun” kind of way…in like “i’m going to physically hurt you if you come near me again” kind of way.
when TV channels cut out the best part of Pride and Prejudice (“You may only call me ‘Mrs. Darcy’ when you are completely, and perfectly, and incandescently happy”…)
8. Who makes you happier than anyone else?
Hahahaha…I think we all know the answer to that one. Silly questions. :)
6. What would your dream house/apartment/castle/tree house/loft/bungalow/etc. Look like?
I saw this episode of Bang for Your Buck on HGTV where this couple had remodeled their study apartment, and I remember thinking that that was my dream apartment. It was an old condemned firehouse, if I remember correctly. It had lots of exposed brick, ductwork, and an amazing spiral staircase kind of thing. It wasn’t the biggest apartment ever, but this couple had totally made it their own. It was cozy and eclectic and I just flat out loved it. That would be my dream apartment for when I am single, or at least child-less: very, very cozy and eclectic. I love the idea of being in a city too! Maybe it was growing up in a suburb, but the idea of living in a city is very exciting to me. :)
3. When you’ve had a terrible day, how do you deal with it?
Hm. I’m not sure. Probably the most common way for me to unwind is to call my mom. I don’t know if you know this about her, but she is one of the most Godly advice givers I know. Like, every problem I can possibly go to her with, she has Godly, biblically based counsel to offer me. If I don’t talk to her for whatever reason, I typically just want to be alone. But…let’s be honest. A hug from PH makes any terrible day the best day. (Too cheesy? Sorry…es la verdad.)