You know those rare moments in your life, when you feel truly seen by another human being. As though, they were given a momentary gift to see straight into your heart and speak to it. I had one such moment this past week. For my 30th birthday, celebrations abounded with family and friends. In the midst of it all, I received a package from a dear friend, who had hand painted the following images for me. In that moment, as I tore open the packaging and tossed the tissue paper on the floor, my heart stopped for just a second, in awe of the way a person, 500 miles away, could speak the words it so desperately needed to hear. And so, I journey on.

Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome.” -Unknown


“She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her away, she adjusted her sails.” -Elizabeth Edwards

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