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note to self: i’ll be there for you, always

written june 6, 2021. Photo by Kristine Cinate on Unsplash I have always looked for myself in other people. I think the idea was that they would somehow hold the pieces of me that I felt were missing. That maybe, if I wrapped my identity up in theirs enough, we would somehow make a whole person. It's not healthy to live like this, but I did it anyway — burning through relationships and searching for something I couldn't quite name. It was never enough, not to be myself, but it was never enough to latch my identity to other people, either. I got close, several times — I thought I had reached the pinnacle of self discovery. I thought I had completed myself. But in the end, relying on other people to help build yourself is never a viable way to do things. It's only recently that I've started to become comfortable with the idea of being enough, as I am, on my own. Several years ago, in this same position, I would have searched for another person to attach my identity onto,

My Heroes {Day 15: People I Admire}

This post is dedicated to just a few of the people I admire.

  1. Corrie Ten Boom. She had such courage; such faith. I admire her so much. She was so ready to forgive, even in the face of all she'd gone through in the concentration camps. She is my role model, and an example of what it truly means to love and forgive.
  2. C.S. Lewis. He's the writer of my favorite series, but he's so much more. He was a devoted Christian; a child of God; and a man who truly followed Jesus. He's my role model (as far as his heart for God). I want to write like him someday.
  3. Owl City. I admire the way he's able to take pictures, sing, and write lyrics. The way he's able to make a song speak to me, whether it's about Jesus or Seattle. And the way he gives credit to God alone, letting Jesus' light shine through him.
  4. My dad. I admire him in so many ways. His wisdom; his heart for God; the way he talks to me on my level in a way no one else can. I admire his strength, and the way he has hope in the face of difficulty. I admire the way he can talk to God about anything and everything; and the fearless trust he has in God. I admire the fact that he has sacrificed so much to raise me in the ways of God, and that I am so important to him that he would die for me. I admire the way he is courageous and ready to die for his faith, no matter what may come. And I admire his heart; the way he is brave and strong. I love you, Daddy.
  5. Jesus. You're my ultimate role model, and I love you. Thank you for giving your all so I could have You. 
Blog readers, I'd like to introduce you to these five people. They are my heroes.


  1. What wonderful choices; how precious that your father is on here :) It makes me feel all teary-eyed...but I do tend to be an emotional person ;D
    And Corrie Ten Boom was such an amazing, inspiring person...she really is a hero :)

    ~Lauren :)

  2. Wow! Mom told me that you wrote about me on your blog. Thank you, Skye, for including me. I think you know that I am not as great as you make me sound, but I still appreciate your thoughts very much! It is an honor to be your dad!


    PS: He told me He was honored by your words too.

  3. Aww, what you said about your dad is so sweet!!

    I didn't know that Owl City took pictures (I feel like I should say Adam Young instead)!


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