For all of the times you’ve surprised me with your out of this world kindness, unlimited wisdom and ridiculous humor - happy [surprise] birthday to the best person I know! kariss10
I am sorry that we’ve made Christianity all about being blessed and having a better day, and not about becoming more like Him.
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,
And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning
And company doesn’t mean security,
And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts
And presents aren’t promises,
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes open
With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child,
And you learn to build all your roads on today,
Because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans,
And futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.
After a while you learn
That even sunshine burns if you get too much.
So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure…
That you really are strong,
And you really do have worth.
And you learn and learn…
With every goodbye you learn. - Veronica Shoffstall, “Comes the Dawn” (via larmoyante)
I will always love you and I will forever stand by you.
I will protect you and support your thoughts and words.
No one is like you and no one can replace you because you are perfect, just the way you are.
You are flawed and you are insane, but that doesn’t make you any less amazing in my…
St Paul’s Cathedral, London.