Suffering through years of losing has taught me about patience. It's helped me learn how to endure through the trials of life. It's helped me bond with my dad, from whom I inherited my fandoms, as we dream of someday attending a Super Bowl parade in Washington or World Series celebration in Baltimore.
I used to watch movies about parents selling the "family home" and children were outraged or heartbroken and I just never really got it. How could you be so attached to a house? I moved six times before graduating high school.
So many people are so focused on the things they are waiting to accomplish or get to. Be excited for the rest of your life! The best days of your life have yet to come. But also, don't forget to be happy where you are.
It is hard to talk about your questions and disconformities regarding the Church, when the institution you have chosen to attend is sponsored by it, and is compounded by a member majority. Yet, because of the university we chose to attend, students struggling with a faith crisis should feel more love and support than they would anywhere else.
It's important to be exposed to unconventional movies that allow us to experience the messy reality of love, uncertainty and heartbreak instead of setting us up for failure through unrealistic expectations like "Love conquers all" and "When you know, you know."
Through my own personal experience, I have grown to love adoption and the family I have because of it. Adoption is one of the best alternative options for creating and growing a family.