I am so proud of who you are becoming. You’ve been through so much in the past year, but you’ve come out so much stronger than before. I don’t know if you see it yet, but I see God doing beautiful things in your life…and that brings me SO MUCH JOY.
I’m so proud of you for not letting someone else’s words decide your worth. I’m so proud of you for deciding that God, and God alone, is the one who can rule your world.
And I’m so sorry about the ones who didn’t respect you the way you deserve. I’m so sorry they didn’t listen to the cries of your heart. I’m so sorry they were too selfish to see the beauty in your life. I’m so sorry that they tried to stunt your growth as you were blooming. I may never understand exactly what that felt like, but I am so inspired by your determination to learn, to grow, and to emerge stronger than ever.
You are beautiful. You are good. You are worthy. You are wanted. You are free. You are loved.
And I am so proud of you :)