August 11, 2016

dear little girl

dear little girl,

   look at you. you're sweet, and you're happy, and you're brave as a lion. the future doesn't scare you. (nor should it.) i should know. i'm here. i'm standing on top of this hill, and i had to pass my old skins to get here. because i was different then. i was... a lot like you, i suppose.

   but now that i get this chance, i'd like to tell you some things. (sit down, will you? you're a tad jumpy.) there is going to be a summer someday, and it's going to change everything. it's going to be warmer, and greener, and stranger than any summer before it.

   and i think you're going to lose some things.

   no! don't leave! don't get up. i know, i know, i know that it's terrifying. because, oh sweet little girl, your life is so lovely right now. and you don't know how you could ever leave it behind you. but you will. you will look those old things right in the eyes, and you will walk away.

    because i stood up on that golden, glorious hill, and the last skin i saw was


    look at you. you always were the blondest thing this side of heaven. (more in heart than looks.) God was so good to you, and half of you didn't even notice it. all of you notices it now. i promise. and even though we're still clumsy in spirit, we're going to inherit more faith than you ever had before.

    precious little girl. there are things i can't tell you. /you think you lose her, but you get her back for keeps/ battles that i won't show you the scars from. /he's been looking for you, and you realize what the ache means/ tears that i won't remind you of. /she weeps on your shoulder, and you love her so much that you know it's going to kill you to say goodbye/


   be strong and courageous. do not be terrified. do not be discouraged. for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. come up the hill. the view is so, so beautiful.

    and you're going to need it.


   pictures from the sisSSSSSSS. and i'm listening to andrew belle. ROCK ON. what have you been listening to?



  1. oh my gosh. oh my gosh.
    wow. I love this so much.
    also Andrew belle is the bestttttt

  2. Oh my goodness. This is so incredibly beautiful.

  3. This is so beautiful and summery and chill-inducing.

  4. Aw, I love this. It's sad, but sweet.

  5. ...I had to pass some old skins to get here...'re going to lose some things...
    oh yes.
    (also the song Never Stop by Urban Rescue)

    Randy Abby
    WAKE ME UP Blog

  6. Just discovered Andrew Belle a few months ago, and can't get enough of his songs! Ahh!
    These photos are fantastic!

    Sophia xx
    A Lantern In Her Hand
    The Inkpot Girl

  7. oh my gracious, Adelaide. <3 This is going to be an over and over and over again kind of read that sinks deeper each time. This is profound and completely golden.

    Also I feel so pesty but I just emailed you another thing XD <3

  8. waaahhh i love this! touching and inspiring and close to things i'd say too. haven't been listening to as much music as i should be, but there was car-ride music today - for King & Country with my mum and good old Owl City with my dad. i'll have to check out this Andrew Belle... also, love that last picture, you girls are so adorable!

  9. So beautiful! :)

    With love and all joy,
    Allie D.

  10. Your photography is amazing and so is your poetry. I love your blog and I'm following :)


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