June 1, 2015




I woke up in the blue of South Dakota's beautiful morning.

It was a birthday, it was a growing. And I knew it was important. Sixteen is a lifetime, one that has already happened and one that must become.

When I opened the little box left on the chair for me, I knew it was important too.

It was heavy. Heavy with the weight of a lifetime.

The ring has three diamonds. And perhaps that is the most comforting part of all. For I rest in the middle, between my mother and my father. Between lives which have already happened. 

And Trinity, the three of God, the never alone. All bound in silver.

I cried. But only for a moment. The heaviness of sixteen was on me.

We drove off into the morning, finding a new life, finding a new moment. It was important. Oh, so important.  

Because turning sixteen is about finding that you aren't alone. It's about the lifetime that must come soon, the one you are about to walk into. You don't walk blindly, but you walk between. Between the never alone and the coming of a new life. 

May God be on the new life.

May He be my never alone.

xx

18 comments:

  1. What a beautiful gift! Your handwriting in the second photo is gorgeous, darling! :) Happy 16th birthday! I'm so much younger than you... *softly cries*

    xoxo Morning

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    1. *dies laughing* You are perfectly fabulous and just the right age to be. It'll come soon enough! *pinky promise*

      Thank youuuuu! ♥

      xoxo

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  2. That was simply BEAUTIFUL. Oh my. Happy birthday to you xx

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  3. Muhahaha, welcome to 16 and all that it holds!!!

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    1. Haha! Thank you! It's nice to be here. :-D

      xoxo

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  4. I KNEW DIS WAS COMING TODAY. Or, at least, I was hoping you'd post. Muah. <3

    And it was perfect and kinda sad and good. <3 <3 <3

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    1. YOU ALWAYS KNOW. Muah. <3

      I cannot believe you will be here in a couple of days. I'm freaking out man. Come come come. ♥

      xoxo

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  5. THAT WAS AMAZING. The ring looks so beautiful, and your words leave me utterly speechless. Happy birthday, Adelaide!

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    1. THANK YOUU! It is beautiful, and it makes me proud and pleased and courageous. ♥

      xoxo

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  6. PERFECTION. AGHAGHAGH. WOW DO I LOVE THIS.

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  7. "Because turning sixteen is about finding that you aren't alone." << yeah, that's about right. this is so lovely! xx

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    1. Gosh, thank you so much! I adore your blog. *cries a little bit* ♥

      xoxo

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  8. What a beautiful gift. Happy birthday dear. :)

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  9. That's a wonderful, amazing gift that you received. And the analogy was even better <3
    Happy Birthday! Sixteen is the dream age (or something like that), so I'm sure you'll rock it :)

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    1. I CRIED. Thank you. To know you have faith that I will rock it is the best thing ever. ♥

      xoxo

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be kind.

xx