Some days test your strength. Some days test your patience. Some days test your will. Every day you keep going. Every day you keep trying. Every day you push through. Along the way, there have been a lot of bad people doing really bad things. There have been trying situations. There have been rough days. Along the way, you have found the few good people who do exist. You have conquered situations you never thought you could. You have found the good days mixed in with the bad. You should be proud of yourself for all you have made it through. You should be proud of yourself for knowing what you deserve and what you don’t, eliminating the things you don’t. You should be proud of yourself for working at finding your own worth and confidence. Those things that were meant to take you away only ended up helping you to build yourself up. There are those who are truly upset over this. They were never your people. Only those who have always seen your worth and want to see you achieve deserve to be in your life. I am proud that you have learned this. There is only way to go from here and that is up. I’ll always have your back and stand beside you and push away those who try to get in your way. There will be nothing to stop you from achieving your dreams and everything you are. I love you.
She didn’t ask for the life she was given.
Those she should have been able to count on let her down in the most horrific ways.
She could have taken what she lived through and turned cold and empty.
She could have become like them and hurt others like they hurt her.
But she didn’t.
She chose to make a difference.
She chose to keep going, with love in her heart and soul.
She chose to be different.
She chose to be nothing like the ones who hurt her.
She chose to learn from everyone and everything.
She chose to grow from the trauma and hurt.
She knew she didn’t want to be like any of them.
She knew she wanted to break the mold they tried to put her into.
She knew her worth, even though they tried to destroy it.
She knew she was stronger than them, even when she didn’t feel it.
She rose up from the circumstances.
She found everything she once had taken from her.
She grew into who she was always meant to be.
She became the exact person they never wanted her to be.
She is amazing, beautiful, talented, brilliant, and loved.