You raised yourself, reminding yourself you were worth something.
Appreciate the privilege of having a job, your health, and the ability to stand outside at night without the potential of one mosquito ending your life. It can be worse and it can be better, too.
Today, watching this boy, a bold reminder of an answer I had in college resurfaces. Someone had asked me “Why do you want to teach special ed?” My reply resounds with me in this moment. “The reality is, to make a real difference for just one student, is enough reason for all of the trouble.”
“My husband, on the other hand, is an only child. His parents have been begging us to give them grandchildren since the day we got married. No joke, they want us to have at least 3 kids.”
Maybe young kids are in touch with paranormal stuff beyond us adults?
We are thankful for you, your name will always be respected in our home, and your sacrifice will be honored.
“My mom takes pictures of every single food we eat and then has to tell her friends about it and by the time she’s done dinner is already gone!”
I want them to come home completely devastated, because some guy or girl shattered their heart. Then I want them to come back from that experience and love someone else again, even more than the person prior.
Date someone who doesn’t mind letting a little girl paint his nails or try to put his hair in pigtails.
I said, “You’re only 14 so if you get good at poker, you won’t need to go to college. If you get really good at this, you’ll always find ways to survive.”