Time

It was 2 years ago. But I can still remember the exact same words you said to me that night. I remember every damn word you said.

Will you be my girlfriend? 

I looked at you straight in the eye. 

Are you sure? There’s no turning back once I say yes. 
Then you said, Yes I’m sure. I love you. 

And I said Yes

Look at where we are now. I told you there’s no turning back. And you agreed. You told me before that if we are to have a child, you won’t leave me and you’ll take the responsibility. Now we have a five month old child and you just abandoned us. You abandoned him. Why is it that time changed everything? Even You?

The Good Girl by Shayne McClendon

When you choose to love someone who is damaged, you take on the weight of their past, their pain, their guilt.

You must be strong.
You must be patient.

You can stop the bleeding, and help them scar over. But they will always, always be a little broken.

If you can handle that, if you can accept the dents and cracks, if you can get them to trust you, you will never find a better ally than one who is damaged.
Above all else: they know about survival. After all, they are still here wondering if someone like you will ever love them.