Wednesday, June 19, 2013

an email i had to share.

i receive quite a few emails. many are stories. many are what you think. many are people asking for advice. first let me say thank you for taking the time to do so. your kind words amaze me and mean a lot to me. i received an email from a fellow princess and wanted to share with you {after gaining her permission} some of the things i get to read. i wanted to share with you her story. read on.

"I just wanted to share my story with you and explain how much your blogs have meant to me lately. I just feel as though it's a story that should be shared. You'll understand if you read on.

About two years ago, give or take a few months, I met the most wonderful guy I've ever come across. He chased me for two months, asking me to be his girlfriend. I was so skeptical because I didn't want to get hurt. But he assured me that wouldn't happen. I gave him a chance.

Fast forward a few months and we are more in love than I could have ever imagined. I thanked God for bringing such a perfect guy into my life, and I prayed that one day he would be my husband. He made me laugh every second of every day and wrote me the sweetest love letters. He pinky swore we'd figure out life together and we would have the prettiest babies and grow old together. He told me I was a gift from God and he knew I was the one. We were happy for so long. He made me feel so special and perfect and wanted. We did everything together-family functions, church, shopping-everything. When he went off to college, he promised it would only make us stronger.
All of that changed in the blink of an eye.

Just a few weeks ago, he broke my heart. He told me that it just wasn't going to work, it was for the best, time would heal me, and he thought he could find someone who made him happier. I was shocked and devastated to say the least. How could someone who meant so much to me do something like this? He said he'd been feeling that way for about a month. For an entire month, he was lying when he told me he loved me. I lost my best friend and who I thought was my soul mate.

I think I'm telling you this because something clicked when I was reading your blogs. That your last love is the beautiful one. While I thought this was going to be my last love, you helped me see that my last love will not wake up one day and decide that I'm not good enough anymore. My last love will make promises of forever and keep them. My last love with be even more perfect than the one I just experienced.

Thank you for writing. Each of your blogs have helped me these past few weeks in different ways. Because of you, I know I will find somebody who I find just as perfect. I know I am going to be okay. I know it's going to hurt for a long time, but it's only going to make me stronger. I am eternally grateful for the words you write on your twitter and in your blog. They really do help.


... wow. i have no words.

i think at some point in all of our lives we've been that girl. i know i have. we've thought a love we were in was the last love, yet life had other plans for us. different plans. amazing plans. please believe beauty and happy mornings await you. if you're going through something similar, it's okay. you will be okay. i know you don't believe it now, but one day you'll look back on whatever pain this is and smile. you are going to actually be thankful that it happened. you are going to thank God for putting you through that pain because that pain opened your eyes to so much more. there are endless opportunities that you gain when you think you lose. you never lose. you are going places you can't yet see and will meet people who will set your world on fire. and it will change everything.

God has a will for you. dare to trust it.


ps: i'll start writing more. emails like that ignite a feeling that's hard to recreate.

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