Dear America, 
(The above statement is in no way related to anything I am about to say. Except for food. That always relates.)
First of all, thank you for having a national holiday dedicated to eating.
Its the only day in the year when I finally having an excuse to eat two times the normal amount of a teenage girl. 
And second of all, thank you for accepting me as a citizen. I am blessed to live in a country where I have these personal freedoms. 
I am thankful that they allow me to freely express my religion.
And I am thankful that living here has given me the opportunity to go to a Christian school and
grow in a safe environment which has granted me with the most amazing friends, teachers, and mentors. 
As well as my family. Simply seeing them everyday is a blessing denied to many. 
Most of all though, I am thankful that all these nation’s blessing are able to be given away.
So that the America doesn’t get the glory, but he who blesses America. 

Dear America, 

(The above statement is in no way related to anything I am about to say. Except for food. That always relates.)

First of all, thank you for having a national holiday dedicated to eating.

Its the only day in the year when I finally having an excuse to eat two times the normal amount of a teenage girl. 

And second of all, thank you for accepting me as a citizen. I am blessed to live in a country where I have these personal freedoms. 

I am thankful that they allow me to freely express my religion.

And I am thankful that living here has given me the opportunity to go to a Christian school and

grow in a safe environment which has granted me with the most amazing friends, teachers, and mentors. 

As well as my family. Simply seeing them everyday is a blessing denied to many. 

Most of all though, I am thankful that all these nation’s blessing are able to be given away.

So that the America doesn’t get the glory, but he who blesses America. 

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"No one can buy them forever, Hazel Grace, but my life bought them a minute. And that’s not nothing."


Dear John Green,
I feel utterly foolish writing a letter to such a superior novelist
who does not need another crazed fan acknowledging his brilliance, but here I go:
You don’t know me, and perhaps neither do I, but as I finished A Fault in Our Stars
I had a greater sense of life as a possibility. 
Though the story took turns to heights unrealistic to mine,
and not a single character resembled anything of me,
I found myself revealed throughout the pages of the text. 

Unfortunately, my vocabulary and knowledge of all things literary is too shallow
to ever do a description of your work justice,
just know that it must be set to high regards simpley because you are
the first author to whom I have written a letter. 
Sincerely, Emma

"No one can buy them forever, Hazel Grace, but my life bought them a minute. And that’s not nothing."

Dear John Green,

I feel utterly foolish writing a letter to such a superior novelist

who does not need another crazed fan acknowledging his brilliance, but here I go:

You don’t know me, and perhaps neither do I, but as I finished A Fault in Our Stars

I had a greater sense of life as a possibility. 

Though the story took turns to heights unrealistic to mine,

and not a single character resembled anything of me,

I found myself revealed throughout the pages of the text. 

Unfortunately, my vocabulary and knowledge of all things literary is too shallow

to ever do a description of your work justice,

just know that it must be set to high regards simpley because you are

the first author to whom I have written a letter. 

Sincerely, Emma

Dear Annie, 
You are the bestest friend anyone could ever ask for. 
I don’t remember asking God for an angel… but He is good, and I got one anyway :)
Your photography is beautiful.
It opens doors through which your thoughts are expressed, though your words may be tangled. 
And if you put this on instagram it would account for others you may hide :)
Your momma would be proud!
Sincerely, Emma
P.S. You may want to check behind your closet door… I changed back there and I think I left my shirt :/

Dear Annie, 

You are the bestest friend anyone could ever ask for. 

I don’t remember asking God for an angel… but He is good, and I got one anyway :)

Your photography is beautiful.

It opens doors through which your thoughts are expressed, though your words may be tangled. 

And if you put this on instagram it would account for others you may hide :)

Your momma would be proud!

Sincerely, Emma

P.S. You may want to check behind your closet door… I changed back there and I think I left my shirt :/

Dear world, 
This is what you sound like….
"Ryan is soooo gorgeous"…
"And his rivalry with Phelps is going to be epic"
"He is good at the race where he swims on his back… whatever thats called"
Me: *facepalm* …. and then they can’t even pronounce “Lochte” right.
You obviously know so much about swimming…
just go on about that race where he swims on his back… 
Oh and by the way… This is his third Olympics. Funny how you didn’t know that. 
Sincerely, Emma

Dear world, 

This is what you sound like….

"Ryan is soooo gorgeous"…

"And his rivalry with Phelps is going to be epic"

"He is good at the race where he swims on his back… whatever thats called"

Me: *facepalm* …. and then they can’t even pronounce “Lochte” right.

You obviously know so much about swimming…

just go on about that race where he swims on his back… 

Oh and by the way… This is his third Olympics. Funny how you didn’t know that. 

Sincerely, Emma

Dear daddy, 
In fifteen years you have taught me how to walk, share, brush my teeth, look my best,
talk to others, accomplish my goals, love God, myself, and others,
and most importantly, play a mean game of backyard football. 
You have inspired me to shoot for the stars and
I will always love you for your unrelenting courage and perseverance. 
You continue to hope and trust in me even when others give up. 
I love you to heaven and back and never to stop. 
Sincerely, Emma

Dear daddy, 

In fifteen years you have taught me how to walk, share, brush my teeth, look my best,

talk to others, accomplish my goals, love God, myself, and others,

and most importantly, play a mean game of backyard football. 

You have inspired me to shoot for the stars and

I will always love you for your unrelenting courage and perseverance. 

You continue to hope and trust in me even when others give up. 

I love you to heaven and back and never to stop. 

Sincerely, Emma

Dear fellow rookie drivers,
How do you make it look so easy?
I think I am going to kill someone every time I am on the road.
And I get so nervous that my legs tense up and my butt is sore for the rest of the day.
Why am I the only one who can’t figure out cars?
Teach me your ways!
Sincerely, Emma

Dear fellow rookie drivers,

How do you make it look so easy?

I think I am going to kill someone every time I am on the road.

And I get so nervous that my legs tense up and my butt is sore for the rest of the day.

Why am I the only one who can’t figure out cars?

Teach me your ways!

Sincerely, Emma

(via justslightlysarcastic)

Dear maryland drivers,
Look out because I am on the road.
I am offically legal! whoooooo.
Celebrate with me!…. except not on the road. That still qualifies as distracted driving.
Sincerely, Emma

Dear maryland drivers,

Look out because I am on the road.

I am offically legal! whoooooo.

Celebrate with me!…. except not on the road. That still qualifies as distracted driving.

Sincerely, Emma

Dear Disney, 
Why must you make me expect a fairytale life?
I sit on the couch expecting him to come knocking with a dozen roses telling me it has been me all along.
I will fall into his arms and he will slip on my right shoe. He’ll sweep me up and take me flying on his magic carpet.
He will make my wildest dreams come true and wake me with a kiss. 
It will be happily ever after. 
My life doesn’t work this way, but I expect it to. 
Disney, you have me wishing on a star. Every single one. 
Sincerely, Emma

Dear Disney, 

Why must you make me expect a fairytale life?

I sit on the couch expecting him to come knocking with a dozen roses telling me it has been me all along.

I will fall into his arms and he will slip on my right shoe. He’ll sweep me up and take me flying on his magic carpet.

He will make my wildest dreams come true and wake me with a kiss. 

It will be happily ever after. 

My life doesn’t work this way, but I expect it to. 

Disney, you have me wishing on a star. Every single one. 

Sincerely, Emma

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Dear Tumblr, 
I never thought I would see something like this on my news feed. At least not from this site. 
This does not even begin to express my feelings on this subject. 
There is nothing more attractive in a guy, then to see him pray.
And not just bow his head, but really pray. And run towards God. 
any guy should know that….
Sincerely, Emma

Dear Tumblr, 

I never thought I would see something like this on my news feed. At least not from this site. 

This does not even begin to express my feelings on this subject. 

There is nothing more attractive in a guy, then to see him pray.

And not just bow his head, but really pray. And run towards God. 

any guy should know that….

Sincerely, Emma

(via justgirlythings)