“I hope one day you’re at peace with yourself. I hope you can take a shower without crying and you can close your eyes without thinking about your funeral. I hope one day you start singing in the shower again and are happy for no apparent reason. I hope you get better, because you really deserve to.”

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

Love, I want to thank you for being the center of my life. Because of you, my smile lights a thousands rooms, heals a million hurts and cures a billion terrible moments. Love, no matter what happens, you always find me; especially when I’m hiding from you. You help me spread hope and fix brokenness. Love, I love you so much and although I almost gave up on you, you fought for me. I’ll never let you go.

Treka L. House


How could my heart not be soft for my Rabb, for my Lord is the One who’s always shown me kindness.

He blessed me with eyes to witness the sun and how His lamp can nourish the flowers and trees.

When darkness consumes the Earth He planted the moon amongst the stars to remind me His love will always be there to illuminate my heart.

And when my eyes fail to rest He graciously voiced the birds of dawn with a lullabye to put my soul at ease.