truckyeahfords
When he says
He doesn’t love you anymore,
Roll your shoulders back
And look him in the eye
Even when it feels like your ribs
Are breaking inward, like spider legs.
When he digs up old aches
That he swore he forgave you for,
Smile
And ask him why he didn’t leave you sooner.
Ignore the way the words feel like sandpaper
Running all the way up your throat to your mouth.
When he blames you
For mistakes that wear his face,
Do not scream.
Do not cry.
Tell him that there are boys
Who would be proud to say they’d loved you.
Tell him that in two years
You won’t even remember his name
And don’t let him see the way you can taste your own lie.
When he leaves
Ignore the howling in your blood
And do not get up after him.
Not even to lock the door.
Do not, do not
Do not.
Smell his shirts when you box them up
To give them back.
Not one.
Swear off dating when you realize
You’re chasing ghosts that wear his smile.
It’s okay to cry over him.
It’s even okay to forgive him.
But do not go back to him.
If he did not know how to love you the first time,
He won’t know how to do it the next.
How To Pretend It Doesn’t Hurt, by Ashe Vernon (via bl-ossomed)
thesassybelle

And when you choose a life partner, you’re choosing a lot of things, including your parenting partner and someone who will deeply influence your children, your eating companion for about 20,000 meals, your travel companion for about 100 vacations, your primary leisure time and retirement friend, your career therapist, and someone whose day you’ll hear about 18,000 times.

Intense shit.

justmebeingmyself89
goosedawg:

awhodareswinsfan:

freedomdefender:

Who does something like this?Look closely at the picture on the left.That’s Marine Gunnery Sgt. Brian Meyer.A bomb in Afghanistan had just blown off his leg, his hand, and three fingers on his other hand.And yet there he is smiling.And he was doing it on purpose.GySgt. Meyer ordered another Marine to take this picture.He forced a smile despite the pain, because he was worried about the impact his injuries would have on his squad. He hoped the picture would make it easier for them to deal with what happened. Can you imagine?He was just seriously injured and yet he was thinking about his fellow Marines and how THEY were feeling.I find that kind of spirit beyond remarkable.And it’s that spirit that is helping GySgt. Meyer through his recovery process. And helping him become independent despite his injuries. The picture on the right is him now.He says: “I focus on what I have left, not what I lost.” What a great attitude.GySgt. Meyer also works for the Injured Marines Semper Fi Fund, counseling fellow combat veterans. And he uses the picture of him injured to show them what’s possible. He says: "It’s the exact opposite of what somebody expects you to do. So when I show it to people and they are inspired by it, instead of being shocked, I know they get it.”I hate war.I hate seeing how many young men and woman have lost their lives.And I hate seeing how many young men and women have suffered life changing injuries. But at the same time, I find stories about veterans like GySgt. Meyer incredibly powerful.They are a reminder that there is always hope, no matter how bad the situation is. They are a reminder that all of us are capable of so much more than we think we are.And they are a reminder to NEVER give up.Thank you GySgt. Meyer.To you and all other veterans: Stay strong!

The price for what we have will never change, for the demand for freedom will remain the same, and the supply of those willing to defend it will be constant. I don’t know if war will truly disappear, but I’m sure as hell glad that people like GySgt. Meyer will be at the ready. On this day, you that live in the United States are celebrating your Day of Independence, but we can all agree that we stand together in our fight to protect that which we care about, because the price will always be high, but we will pay it. Earned on their shoulders, not placed in our hands. 

Much HOOAH for my Brother

goosedawg:

awhodareswinsfan:

freedomdefender:

Who does something like this?
Look closely at the picture on the left.
That’s Marine Gunnery Sgt. Brian Meyer.

A bomb in Afghanistan had just blown off his leg, his hand, and three fingers on his other hand.
And yet there he is smiling.
And he was doing it on purpose.

GySgt. Meyer ordered another Marine to take this picture.
He forced a smile despite the pain, because he was worried about the impact his injuries would have on his squad. He hoped the picture would make it easier for them to deal with what happened. 

Can you imagine?
He was just seriously injured and yet he was thinking about his fellow Marines and how THEY were feeling.

I find that kind of spirit beyond remarkable.
And it’s that spirit that is helping GySgt. Meyer through his recovery process. And helping him become independent despite his injuries. 

The picture on the right is him now.
He says: “I focus on what I have left, not what I lost.” 
What a great attitude.

GySgt. Meyer also works for the Injured Marines Semper Fi Fund, counseling fellow combat veterans. 
And he uses the picture of him injured to show them what’s possible. 

He says: 
"It’s the exact opposite of what somebody expects you to do. 
So when I show it to people and they are inspired by it, instead of being shocked, I know they get it.”

I hate war.
I hate seeing how many young men and woman have lost their lives.
And I hate seeing how many young men and women have suffered life changing injuries. 

But at the same time, I find stories about veterans like GySgt. Meyer incredibly powerful.
They are a reminder that there is always hope, no matter how bad the situation is. 
They are a reminder that all of us are capable of so much more than we think we are.
And they are a reminder to NEVER give up.

Thank you GySgt. Meyer.
To you and all other veterans: Stay strong!

The price for what we have will never change, for the demand for freedom will remain the same, and the supply of those willing to defend it will be constant. I don’t know if war will truly disappear, but I’m sure as hell glad that people like GySgt. Meyer will be at the ready. On this day, you that live in the United States are celebrating your Day of Independence, but we can all agree that we stand together in our fight to protect that which we care about, because the price will always be high, but we will pay it. Earned on their shoulders, not placed in our hands. 

Much HOOAH for my Brother

kenzie-sweetpea

cecile-palmer-blog:

enterprising-gentleman:

sapphirefiber:

paintedlandscape:

INFMETRY star projector.

I really genuinely want this.

Oh, this is cool, but I bet it’s one of those insanely expensive things I’ll never be able to have in a million years.

OHWAITLOOK IT’S $22 HOLY CRAP

Some assembly required, but it looks fun to assemble. AND THOSE RESULTS HOLY CRAP

Yep, added to my wishlist, for sure!

$22?!? I know what want for Christmas this year…

Wow.