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Marisa Donnelly

Chicago-born, San Diego-based Staff Writer & Producer. Enjoys poetry, sunshine, running, and carbs. You can buy her books here. You can submit your writing here.

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I’ve never felt anything so real before, so raw. I’ve never met a person whose simple existence could make me feel alive.

I’m only looking for the love that stays. A love that continues. A love that knows all the impermanence of this world, yet pushes back against it. A love that believes. A love that trusts. A love that moves forward, even when the pieces don’t quite fit, even when there’s more stubbornness than solution, more frustration than faith.

Even in the moments where we feel the most purposeless, the most directionless, the most off-track, our God is reaching out to us with His open hand. He is searching for us, beckoning to us, waiting for us. He is here.

If someone loves you, they’ll love you. They’ll love you in all the ways you need. They’ll love you in all the ways they know how. They’ll love you, and prove this love, over and over because they don’t want to lose you. That’s real love.

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