Freedom. That moment when you’re released from the chains and can finally breathe. When you have all your life ahead of you and nothing holding you back. When the discrimination and the lies are no longer a daily routine, and you wake up every morning with a smile on your face and big expectations for the life to come. When the work is still hard but it all seems worth it because for once you’re doing it because you want to. When music is magic and sleep is precious and light is everywhere. When you finally see and acknowledge all the beautiful people that had been there all along. When love pervades every aspect of your life and you’re bursting because you just can’t wait to share it. When you can speak freely, without being judged or discriminated for your beliefs about the things that matter most. When you can write and share and use your words to change someone’s life. When it doesn’t matter what tomorrow may bring because you know that He will be with you and that’s all that matters. When you step out of the forest and the vast open plains stretch out in front of you, reaching across the horizon. When the sky and the sea are endless entities that remind you of how incredible His handiwork is. When you look up in the sky at night and all you can think about is not how small you are, but how big He is. When the warmth of the sun and the chill of the rain are both signs that you are infinitely loved by an all-powerful Father who is oh so good and loves you so much. When you can live lightly and care deeply because you know this broken world isn’t your home. When you don’t have to live under the pressure of never being good enough because the One who matters most thinks the world of you and loves you just the way you are. When you can sit with open arms and let the grand Potter gently mold you and shape your future. When you look up in the sky and see past the clouds, because you know you’re called to a higher place. When you just want to sit there and cry and laugh and sing and dance all at the same time because you’re overcome with the emotions that come from the truth that you’re part of something bigger than yourself and greater than any human concept or idea. That’s freedom. True, sweet Freedom.