this is a little random, but do you know what ever became of bailey-forest? i found myself thinking about her and her story the other day and had to wonder!
Hey! I haven’t heard from her in while — Becca knows her and I believe sees her occasionally, maybe ask her? I’ve emailed her several times to see how she and Tuck are doing — no responses, though. I think of her often — such a sweet friend!
Relationships are so messy. Two broken people try to make things work and it gets sticky and painful when our hearts are cut open. When issues arise and our opinions come out, it’s not always, “I think so too!” The quote, “to love at all is to be vulnerable”…
“Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be.”—Eric Thomas (via moaka)
“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.”—Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free (via theriverjordyn)
“Let him who cannot be alone beware of community… Let him who is not in community beware of being alone… Each by itself has profound perils and pitfalls. One who wants fellowship without solitude plunges into the void of words and feelings, and the one who seeks solitude without fellowship perishes in the abyss of vanity, self-infatuation and despair.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community
“Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken”.”—C.S Lewis, The Problem of Pain (via awweb)