For the Girls

To all the girls out there made to feel unwanted, unloved, ugly...less than.

He sees you.

To the girls who tried to be good, but it was never good enough…

He’s proud of you.

To the girls who smothered their screams in pillows with no one to rub their backs…

He’s holding you.

To the girls who risked loving, who tested vulnerability, who braved showing their true self only to have it not meet their self-righteous standard…

He believes in you.

To the girls who were told they had a family, but never felt unconditional love…

He loves you.

To the girls who can’t look in the mirror because all they see is damage…

He’s amazed by you.

To the girls told they shouldn’t drink, shouldn’t smoke, shouldn’t let a guy do that…while they lie, covet, and pretend their pride is sinless...

He admires you.

To the girls kicked out, ignored, abandoned, made to feel small, to feel ashamed, told they were easy, slutty, and broken….

To the girls who couldn’t follow the rules they set because they just don’t understand what goes on inside the heart of a girl left in a house with strangers…

To the girls who felt the sting of injustice and were told to smile and say thank you…

To the girls I love deeply and the girls I admire from afar - J., M., N., V., K., J., and so many more... 

He’s never kicked you out, ignored, or abandoned you. He makes the small things victorious and goes against those who would shame you.

He’s never thrown a stone and won’t start with you. He’s never used the word whore and sees the beauty in your brokenness.

He doesn’t need you to follow any rules...He watched you get left in a house of strangers and is cheering the fact you’re still standing.

His justice leaves you smiling, and His kind of love doesn’t need a thank you.

It is the only love in life that truly comes for free.