I may not always seem around, so just in case, I thought I’d leave you this little reminder:

You are loved.

Despite your best efforts, you are accepted for who you are. Not for who you pretend to be to the people who think they know you, not for what you can do or what you think you bring to the table, but for you. You see, perfect love drives out all fear. One of the biggest fears you have is that after revealing who you are and what you’ve done, or had done to you, that people will pull back from you. Yet I’m still here. I haven’t run. In fact, the more I learn about you, the more I love you.

Deal with that.

I’m sorry you’ve had your heart broken. I’m sorry that trust is so hard won and intimacy so rare. I’m sorry that you hurt. When you are busy beating yourself up over mistakes you’ve made, remember, I believe in you, even when you don’t believe in yourself. I’m more patient with you than you are with yourself.

When you are alone in the dark, when you believe the lie that you are unloved and unloveable, you have to deal with the reality of my presence in your life that tells you that’s not the case. I am as close and as far away as you need me to be. Try to ignore my voice, that’s fine, but I’m going to keep reminding you that you have a beauty that is you. You have worth because you are.

I may not always be able to hold you, to comfort you like I should, but you’ll always have my promises to believe in.

You are loved.

Don’t be afraid to love. Don’t be afraid to let me love you.