A Letter To Emily: the Girl Who Inspired Me in Five Days

Dear Emily,

So I really just wanted to tell you this, and I feel like God has been putting it on my heart, and your last post definitely confirmed it. So here it goes. Emily, I just wanted you to know that this weekend, you definitely were an inspiration. I had no idea what was going on in your life, just that it might have taken a turn for the worst.

I only knew this because of a few things you said, but not in how you acted. What I saw this weekend was a girl driven by God who had completely changed her life around. I want to say that even if I don’t take this job, God meant for me to go on this trip and meet you. You have no idea the influence you had on me. The past few years I’ve started to abandon my faith. I got into drugs, alcohol, and sex. I turned a blind eye because I didn’t think I could go back. I became suicidal, and was diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety. I started cutting and just had an overwhelming feeling of worthlessness. 

I recently started the process of turning my life around, but meeting you has inspired me and showed me that I’m not alone and that I can do this. I really just wanted to let you know, that Emily, God is using you in amazing ways already and you may not even see it. You have absolutely no idea how much confidence you put inside me. God meant for me to meet you, and I just wanted to let you know. So hey, it might be sappy and confusing, but I love you, and thank you. Thank you so much for bursting with light like you did this week.

With love, and admiration,

Bethany

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