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LJ Idol, Week 7, Hope

I've spent the past three days attempting to write this entry on hope. It has taken many forms in my various drafts; a small girl who disappears from her bed, an angel who saved me from death, an abandoned cat…

I've finally decided to put profundity aside and share what hope is for me.

Hope is in Emily's hugs and Rachel's prayers. Hope is in the text message from Carrie to make sure I'm awake for class. Hope is in the box of fudge from Carlie who knew it would make me smile. Hope is in the voicemails from Blessing asking where I am when I've disappeared for hours on end. Hope is in Domonique's hands when she makes me food when I haven't eaten for two days.

Hope flows from the chosen family I have around me, filling up the emptiness I battle every day. I thank them for this hope, for keeping me alive when I couldn't. This hope is my anchor, and now they know it.

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brightflashes
Nov. 7th, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC)
Nice! Thanks for sharing! : )
jenandbronze
Nov. 7th, 2008 05:47 pm (UTC)
This was excellent, using your own words, how Hope feels for you! You have my vote.
shadowwolf13
Nov. 7th, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC)
Aw! :D
gradster
Nov. 7th, 2008 06:41 pm (UTC)
Beautiful, girl!
lilmissmagic71
Nov. 8th, 2008 01:51 am (UTC)
Sometimes the simplest of sentiments are the most touching... excellent.
solstice_singer
Nov. 8th, 2008 04:29 am (UTC)
I'm glad you have such a chosen family around you. That is a very good thing indeed.
rejeneration
Nov. 8th, 2008 05:12 am (UTC)
I hope you keep all those things really close to you and they help fill up those empty spaces. From someone who is no stranger to unfillable places, I hope they'll keep you warm enough. =)
roina_arwen
Nov. 8th, 2008 05:23 pm (UTC)
A very sweet entry, thanks for sharing.
baxaphobia
Nov. 9th, 2008 01:32 pm (UTC)
Simple and heartfelt.
elderwoodpixie
Nov. 9th, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
I like this entry, it's warm and genuine.
hurricaneamy
Nov. 11th, 2008 07:55 pm (UTC)
Hugs. I understand well that feeling of being empty. For me it's invisibility, even in a crowd. I hear you, and know I am praying. It's hard. And I'm glad you have friends who care and love you.
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