An Open Letter To the Person Who Wants to Be Just Friends

An Open Letter To the Person Who Wants to Be Just Friends

Maybe Someday

I want to be friends with you. Quite honestly, your presence brightens up my mood. I still think about all the times that we laughed together. I'd love to still have that in my life, but maybe that's not what is supposed to happen.

Let me start out by saying thank you, for never judging me. Thank you for letting me open up a little bit to you, I wish you got to learn everything. Unfortunately, I just couldn't tell you everything as much as I tried to bring myself to do. Thank you for always coming over those nights when I truly needed you. Thank you for always answering my phone calls. Thank you for befriending my school family. But I guess all good things eventually come to an end, and I suppose walking away was the right thing for me to do. But, I'll always talk about how much of an incredible person you actually are. I hope someday you find someone who brightens up your world, just like you used to brighten up mine.

It stings. It hurts to walk around, knowing that you're no more than 5 feet in front of me and I just don't exist in your world anymore. It hurts to know that I can't call, knowing in five minutes you'd be at the door for me. It hurts a little less everyday, but I can't lie-it still stings a bit. I guess I'm just really not good with change.

Maybe someday I can be friends with you. Maybe I can look in your eyes again someday without seeing the blue that reminds me of the oceans that I've come across, so beautiful and yet so filled with intensity. Maybe I can look over and your smile won't make everything and everyone in the room disappear.

I know that walking away was the right thing for me to do. I know that I had to do this for me, I know that I had to straighten out everything that I needed to without dragging you into it. Walking away meant that you could move on, which I hope that someday you do and we can be in one another's lives again. I truly don't want to lose you.

But until then, I hope you know how much of an incredible person that you are. I hope that you know I appreciate the times that we were able to spend time together, I hope that you know that I appreciate you coming into my life, even if briefly. I'm truly thankful for the time that I got to understand some of you.

I hope someday that you and I can share stories and laughs again, but until then, I guess all you really need to know, is thank you.

Cover Image Credit: Laura Makabresku

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To The Grandmothers Who Made Us The Women We Are Today

Sincerely, the loving granddaughters.

The relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter is something so uniquely special and something to be treasured forever.

Your grandma loves you like you are her own daughter and adores you no matter what. She is the first person you run to when you have a problem with your parents and she never fails to grace you with the most comforting advice.

She may be guilty of spoiling you rotten but still makes sure to stress the importance of being thankful and kind.

Your grandma has most likely lived through every obstacle that you are experiencing now as a young adult and always knows just exactly what to say.

She grew up in another generation where things were probably much harder for young women than they are today.

She is a walking example of perseverance, strength, and grace who you aim to be like someday.

Your grandma teaches you the lessons she had to learn the hard way because she does not want you to make the same mistakes she did when she was growing up.

Her hugs never fail to warm your heart, her smile never fails to make you smile, and her laugh never fails to brighten your day.

She inspires you to be the best version of yourself that you can be.

You only hope that one day you can be the mother and grandmother she was to you.

A piece of girl’s heart will forever belong to her grandma that no one could ever replace.

She is the matriarch of your family and is the glue that holds you all together.

Grandmothers play such an important role in helping their granddaughters to grow into strong, intelligent, kind women.

She teaches you how to love and how to forgive.

Without the unconditional love of your grandma, you would not be the woman you are today.

To all of the grandmothers out there, thank you for being you.


the loving granddaughters

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Poetry on Odyssey: Broken Girl

He held her up


and then one day, she stopped pursuing the things of this world

she picked up God's armor

prepared herself with the spirit's sword

and from then on, God never let go of her

she stumbled often

He held her up

sometimes she doubted

He taught her to trust

she would stress over how to win the battles

He would reassure her that peace would soon be restored

while she was fretting over those small battles,

He'd already won the war

through every hardship he was with her

whenever she felt alone, he reminded her that she was not

whenever she began trusting in herself, He reminded her to surrender

a love as great as the Lord's could never be bought

she deserved no grace at all

but he blessed her beyond compare

He always listened when she called

lifted her burdens when she cast her cares

she does the best she can to devote her life to Him

and though she falls short of his glory

he loves her and sees beauty when all she sees is a girl who's broken

He keeps her going because His mercies are new every morning

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