Reconciliation Can Happen Miles Apart But It Takes Time

Reconciliation Can Happen Miles Apart, But It Takes Time

Thank you, to my brother and sister for showing me what true forgiveness looks like


"I forgive you." Those words are such a relief to an aching heart. I waited so many years to hear them from my older brother and sister and now that I have I want to sing and cry to the heavens how much I love my family and God. Thank you, Jesus, for bringing my siblings to me!

To my dear brother and sister: I forgive both of you, too. I love you too much to be angry with you. Life is precious and our time together is sacred to me. I don't want anything to sully the rest of our days. I want you both to know that from now on and forever I will always have your back. You can turn to me for anything. I will be your shoulder to cry on, an ear to rant and rave into, and support when the ground underneath you fails.

But now what? We are all healing and want to move on, but what will our future look like? I pray that each and every day will look brighter and more loving than the last. I pray to God with all my soul that we will continue healing.

I know that nothing happens overnight. There will still be bumps in the road and we still need our time and space to mend our wounds of the past. But I pray that we can grow closer rather than farther apart.

Just because we're growing closer emotionally doesn't mean we can live under the same roof again. I think we all value our independence and realize that together isn't necessarily better. Some people work better apart from each other. I think us three are like that. I think we need to be apart physically to be closer emotionally. And that's okay.

We don't have to do everything together to be close. There are many ways to show we love and support each other. Sometimes just being on the phone and just listening to each other even when we're miles apart is all we need to feel close.

And that's enough for me. I have waited years for the moment when we can finally be free from the shackles of bitterness and regret. Alec and Elizabeth, I am happy to say that we are finally FREE.

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16 Abnormal Apartment Things That Become Normal In Your Senior Year Of College

We've all been there, you can admit it.


Senior year of college is a weird time for everyone. We're right on the verge of being independent adults but sometimes we just refuse to grow up. Since the first day of our senior year, my roommates and I have been in constant denial that we will ever have to graduate and face reality. As the year quickly comes to an end, I've had time to reflect on all of the weird things that have gone on in our apartment.

These are 16 of them and I'm sure we're not the only ones with a wild story.

1. Photoshop happens, way too often.

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This one in particular was a masterpiece.

2. One roommate believes they're good at gymnastics and decides to practice on the kitchen floor

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This ended with some bruises...

3. The other roommate goes down, hard, on the kitchen floor

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4. Too many roommates in one bed, usually results in a broken bed

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Too many roommates in a king bed did not end so well.

5. One roommate decides she's religious

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This was a shocker to all of us.

6. The same roommate then comes home accompanied by five paramedics and two police officers

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Which ended in me signing as the sober guardian.

7. The roommates clean up their act because one of the roommates' parents come to visit

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Just three innocent angels

8. The two most mathematically challenged roommates attempt to plan a school trip

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Counting was not exactly our strong suit.

9. Wigs happen

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Handling money is way more fun while wearing a wig, you should try it.

10. The roommates become the incredibles

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Nothing like homemade costumes.

11. The roommates attempt to dye their own hair

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Honestly it came out pretty good, aside from a little hair loss.

12. One roommate takes a trip to the ER

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....and 8 stitches later.

13. The roommates clean the apartment (rare)

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One of three times our apartment has ever been clean.

14. One roommate believes she can fly

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**Goes sky diving once**

15. Banana suits also happen

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I'm not sure what to say about this photo.

16. The roommates then make a viral video of their adventures to conclude their senior year

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