Remind me to Speak again


Remind me to speak again.

Sometimes I feel far away from who I used to be, me after “bad” things had happened and I gave my life to God. The in-between from my past and who I am today.

As spring is slowly turning into summer and hours become seconds, I realized that life is moving too fast. What have I done to look back on and proudly say: I grew as a person?

Not much has changed I guess, I am still the same person but not as quiet as I used to be. The writing was my only voice: quiet but loud enough when read by some. But now I took one step out of my comfort zone to use my lips (more) to say what is bothering me.

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SoulScripts: Your Brokenness is Welcome Here


Your Brokeness is Welcome Here sweatshirts

In times of distress, I turn to whatever clothing store I can find to treat myself and heal the pain. I mostly end up not buying anything at all and daydream about how I might look in that exact outfit, or get lucky and there’s a 70% discount.

But for once I turned to google to search for inspirational quotes and somehow I ended up finding a clothing store anyway, or at least I thought it was just a clothing store…

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The Prince of Peace

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Beating myself up is what I do best.

There are many things that run through my mind at the same time. You’ll most likely see me make sketches and edit InDesign files, catch up on homework, stressing about exams and the worse and the most horrifying thing from all the thoughts is to think about the right college admission letter(s).

The thing is, even though I’m under a lot of pressure because of school and college admission letter(s), I sometimes feel at peace when I go to my internship as a graphic designer because I am able to do and learn about what I love. Some days ago I got the opportunity to write (in Dutch) a little something for their WhatsApp followers and in that time I remembered that Continue reading



I’m amazed at how God is talking to me,
every time when something like this happens.

My mom is my example when it comes to faith, I’ve seen her fight for herself and her children. She wasn’t in it alone, because there is an Almighty God who gave her the strength to go through it all, in fact, God will never put us through something we cannot handle.

Some days ago I met a woman filled with the wisdom of God and it reminded me of all the things my mom used to tell me, and still does. This wise woman had many reasons to leave the church she’s in, but she chose to serve God no matter the circumstances.

Her dream is to stand on stage and sing songs of praise. All I could say was ‘amen’ and silently thank the lord for another interference like that.

This woman whom I thought looked mad at me for being too shy of a person, felt compelled to tell me that her relationship with God is real. She wasn’t raised in a Christian home, but once she met God she couldn’t imagine a life Continue reading

Unending circle

It has been dark for a while, a thick cloud rested upon the heads of many people doing their daily tasks; it didn’t even occur to them that the darkness was and still is among them, dwelling above their heads trying to steal what is left. Including myself.

Stop the unending circle

The mist that was in our midst,

has been the mist before our eyes.

For long I’ve been trying to look over it, pretending not to see it. Ignoring its presence until it got hold of my vision.

It has always been out there, but we choose to ignore it when our lives went smoothly. Being aware of anything else makes us like those who cannot see and cannot hear. Does not the Lord say;

Matthew 13:15 For this people’s heart has grown dull, and with their ears, they can barely hear, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and turn, and I would heal them.” 

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The End


Ecclesiastes 3:1:For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die..”

Before there was any time left, I realized; there will never be enough time left. Time itself will go on and on until God himself decides to stop it. A day has only so many hours before the morning sun comes up, before the birds sing and stars disappear. In the beginning God created mankind; Adam and Eve. Adam was the first person God breathed the breath of life into, after he formed him out of the dust from the ground.

Ecclesiastes 12:7: “And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.”

Your wrinkled hands that performed many works before leaving the earth, has left its body behind to be buried underground. It took time to grow and understand things, for some longer than others but God had everything planned out so there was no need to worry.

“You didn’t know what ‘being old’ meant”

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Sickness (painted white)

The room was empty, because of the white-painted walls it felt like reaching out for heaven.

Fresh snow that covered the earth with an ice-cold blanket, with the comfort that it held by being so clean with no mistakes yet marked by footprints or skid marks.

Nothing had the chance to ruin it yet.

As I entered the room, it felt like a safe place to start over, to clear my thoughts and feel peace for a silent moment. Time to gather my thoughts and sort things out, but then.

I threw up the words without thinking, let the words slip over my lips without any control over my tongue. At that moment there was no existence of a conscience, I wasn’t aware that the clock was still ticking, minutes passed by and it was already too late to take it back; the words hit the floorboard before I could stop them, packed the room with an intense silence.  I realized then what I did, what I said, and It felt like the clock had stopped ticking after my conscience struck. Nauseating after saying the things that I should have kept to myself.

Sickness (n.);

“The feeling or fact of being affected with nausea or vomiting.”


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From a mess to a message


God is truly great and his timing is perfect. He took something that was important to me, gave it a huge spin and what at that moment seemed like a mess turned into a message:

“Man has nothing on this earth that is theirs, all what is made through the hands of man is fully made out of Gods power. Nothing on this earth belongs to you, instead look at the havens and all its greatness shall be truly yours.”

Inspiration can come from any place at anytime, if you take time to listen or use your imagination. You can use it on writing, singing, dancing, preaching etc. Sometimes that inspiration can turn into another message to help others, I think that’s ‘Gods will’.

“Pen and paper, for my work is not done yet. It isn’t I who is making it. A work in progress, from shatters pieces glued together to finish the broken pieces. He took his time to pick up the pieces. Where has my mind gone to, for I was distracted by the ways of living and focused by a reflection of selfish giving. It wasn’t I who was making it, but he who wants to restore everything.” 

At times you tell yourself: “I don’t think that God is talking to me, maybe I’m not spiritually there yet.” But he is, see; God is talking to you ALL the time! The music you listen to that gives you butterflies and feel the need to praise him. The movies you watch that make you cry Continue reading



Who am I to say that I am in the light while I am still walking through darkness, change a world in 6 days and do as I want to on my own terms?

God will bring many tornadoes (storms) in our lives, not to destroy us, not to hurt us or send us into the wrong direction. But to test our loyalty and faithfulness and guide us to the right path. You may not understand what he is doing now, but soon you will. These storms were created because of what we did in the past that seemed right at that time, but  sometimes what seems right can be wrong decisions and cause us to stumble.

God will never put you through something you cannot handle, he would never put you in a place that can lead you to internal darkness.

Things happen for a reason and mostly because of the decisions we made in our lives, a long time ago we learned this in bible study.

1 John 1:5-10: This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him while we are walking in darkness, we lie and do not do what is true; but if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.  If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

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Through The Fog

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James 4:13 – 17; Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”—yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

Didn’t see a thing, but I was in peace. 

Didn’t panic for a moment, when I should have been scared.

I knew that he was with me, while I was still in distress

But let me tell you that he took my fear and stress away in the first two sentences.

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The beginning 

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭139:13: “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.”

I looked at her and for the first time I thought about her little body developing, how each organ will fit in her little body, how her brain must work and how she sees things, thinks about things and how she sleeps. No worries or  care about what others think about her, peaceful and quiet after she had her food and moment to cry for it.

Staring in the eyes of a new born child, while she’s just staring back at you. What is she thinking about or what is she feeling? Pretty she is, in the eyes of her creator, he has a great plan for her future.

Psalm 139:14: “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.”

Sometimes I look at my own skin and I am amazed by what I see, God made us with so many details and wrote stories about each one of us; Paulo will be a pastor, Emily will write about Gods love, Jessica will have a Christian tv show, Jon will help teens reconnect. Of course there will be a lot more to read in his book of life, but he thought  about us, he cared and still does. It’s beautiful to think about how small someone or something started out and grew to be someone or something bigger, the progress is something to enjoy. 

It takes time to grow and understand things, for some longer than others but God has everything planned out so there is no need to worry. I thought about the trees and the plants, how they grow and become beautiful, carry fruits for animals, insects and even humans. How humans marry and have children and those children  have children in the future to make the world (the people in it) a little better with the talent that they recieved. 

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭139:16‬: “Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.”

In the beginning there was you and God created you with so much care, he didn’t creat you to fit in or be a slave of the world. He created you with love and patients, talents and freedom to glorify his name and have internal hapinnes. To make those who stumble stand up and follow him, talk about him like your favorite band, stalking him like a crazy fan who wants to know everything and come to him with all your worries and pain like your best friend. God is the one and only that will never forsake you, why would someone who put so much though in creating you leave you in the dust? God is no human he is God, the one God; the alpha and omega. 

Xo, Gely

Juanita Bynum – The Heart

Matthew 15:30:And great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute, and many others, and they put them at his feet, and he healed them,”

Remember that one time in church when your heart was full of joy and you wanted to scream and sing out songs of praise, but you didn’t? Or when your heart urge you to talk about God’s love but you kept your mouth shut to avoid judgement? These are the moment when the holy spirit wants to take over. Our God is great, our God is love and he will always be there for us.

Once again a friend of mine send me this video, its’ a life changer.


Xo, Gely



Social Contacts


Proverbs 13:20: “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but a companion of fools suffer harm.”

A friend of mine always uses the quote: “Good people bring the good in people.” That’s something to think about, do you surround yourself with ‘good’ people? Do they bring out the ‘good’ in you?

These questions can get  you through 2016, nobody said you had to hold on and poison yourself with negativity. If you have friends or people surrounding you that only bring out the bad in you, what kind of development are you creating?

If you walk with sinners, you tend to sin easily. If you walk with liars, you become a liar. If you walk with troublemakers, you become a troublemaker.

Proverbs 1:11-16: If they say, “Come with us, let us lie in wait for blood; let us ambush the innocent without reason;  like Sheol let us swallow them alive, and whole, like those who go down to the pit; we shall find all precious goods, we shall fill our houses with plunder; throw in your lot among us;  we will all have one purse”— my son, do not walk in the way with them; hold back your foot from their paths, for their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed blood.”

If you surround yourself with people who are spontaneous, you become one also. But if you decide to walk with those who turn to darkness it will damp your light.

When it comes to socializing we are just like children, trying to learn how to make the right motions and say the right words. We copy and past whatever we see or hear into our own personalities and doing.

Proverbs 12:26: One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.”

Change your ways today and be the light for others, that they may wonder what good you’ve been up to and therefore wonder about Gods wonderful work.

Xo, Gely

#3| What is love ?

yes1 Corinthians 13:4-7: Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”

In the last 2 months I’ve learned a lot about loving others, ourselves and about how to be patient and it’s time to step up my game! Not just me, all the beautiful ladies in this world.

Love is crazy, “we love because he first loved us”

That moment when you feel like you’re not good enough, wrong. When you don’t feel beautiful, wrong. When you feel useless, wrong!

You are good enough for God but you can always be better, you are beautiful enough because he created you and you are never useless because God has always something for you to do or learn.

As a lady we have to know and do certain  things before we get married. We need to learn how to cook, be independent, take care of the house hold, children etc.

A friend of mine send me a ceremony: No More Sheets by Juanita Bynum. The most beautiful thing that stayed with me was “you need to treat your man in the way you treat God.” (not exactly in those words) I never thought of relationships in that way; loving someone the way you love God. It makes sence but I never thought about it.

When you’re single, in a relationship or struggling with a break up or divorce, listen to this ceremony even if you’re not. It can open up a whole new world for you, I know it did for me.

After watching this ceremony I realised that I wasn’t ready yet. Not only am I just to young, I have a lot to learn before I can take care of someone I am going to spend the rest of my life with. We are never finished learning new things in life but that doesn’t mean we won’t end up with the man of our dreams or an even better person that we could ever dream of. Take things slow and let God do the rest, you just keep on focusing on preparing yourself for your man. Gods time and not ours.

Xo, Gely

Angels & Demons

tumblr_njadrgLHcs1qfsx96o1_500Angels and demons are real, out of nowhere I thought about Angels. I never really understood why or how there are  Angels and demons, so I took some time to figure this out.

Colossians 1:16:  “For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.”

After I saw I thriller on TV with my parents (with half my eyes closed) I felt haunted, ever since middle school I never watched horror movies or thrillers, people would ask me a thousand times why and tel me it’s not scary, but my answer was and will always be; because I don’t like it. In middle school I came to realization that scary movies could take away a whole month of a goodnight sleep, it made me think of the “what if’s”. “What if there’s a ghost in my bedroom, “what if someone’s really watching me in my sleep.”

As a massive Pretty Little Liars fan I watched the Ravenswood spin-off , I couldn’t sleep for days. After watching the 10 episodes spin-off, I learned that the devil is slowly trying to get to our minds, giving us suicidal thoughts, anger, fear etc. To work against God. I’m not writing that this it a good way to learn what’s good or bad (by watching terrifying movies), but if we think clearly all the things that we assume are made up were twisted into something that we couldn’t recognize.

2 Corinthians 11:14: “And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.”

Now days things are hidden, for example; cartoons seem harmless but there are many hidden things like backward messages and signs. I’m not writing this to scare you but it’s the simple truth, you should be careful with what you watch because the devil is trying to hypnotize you with the things you least expect and or seem harmless to you.

Jude 1:6: “And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day.”

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Angels are spiritual beings who were created by God, and some  Angels are even invisible. Angels also help humans.

Colossians 1:16: For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.

Ephesians 3:10: “To the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places”

Job 4:15-18: Then a spirit passed before my face; The hair on my body stood up.It stood still, But I could not discern its appearance. A form was before my eyes; There was silence; Then I heard a voice saying: ‘Can a mortal be more righteous than God? Can a man be more pure than his Maker? If He puts no trust in His servants, If He charges His angels with error.”

Hebrews 1:14: Are not all Angles ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?”


x Demons: What are Demons and what do they do? x

Demons are fallen angels, banished from heaven with Satan because they rebelled against God. They are often in disguise and that’s why God forbids the occult, seances, Ouija boards, witchcraft, channeling, or the spirit world. Demons can also influence people to sin.

Revelation 12:3-4: “Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on his heads.  His tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth.”

Deuteronomy 18:10-12:Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spirits or who consult  the dead.  Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord; because of these same detestable practices the Lord your God will drive out those nations before you.”

Xo, Gely

Evangelism ’15

It’s feels great to do something for God.

Luke 10:1-3: After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go.  He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road. “When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’

Saturday, April 18 was a great day, it was the first time I went evangelizing. People from the Maasbach church in The Hague came and some from Breda, I had a blast! We dressed up as a Camel (that looked like a dog), lam, lion and crocodile. This was part of a game, every kid had to find all the animals and If they did they got a stamp on their card they got from the first animal they found. If every kid found all of the animals they got a bag of candy with a note on it. (bible verses I assume) It was great it really was! I made a new from, she goes to the Maasbach church in The Hague. We talked about our favorite food and stuff, which was kind of hard. I’m so shy I can’t even make a normal conversation, I laugh a little too much when I’m nerves and sometimes I even say weird things. Anyway I did it, we even made plans to hang out sometime. Our pastor also hand out some cool bracelets with I ‘heart’ Jesus on them. I just want to write this as a thank you note, because God made it way more perfect than I thought it would be.

Luke 5: 27 -23: After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. “Follow me,” Jesus said to him,  and Levi got up, left everything and followed him. Then Levi held a great banquet for Jesus at his house, and a large crowd of tax collectors and others were eating with them. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law who belonged to their sect complained to his disciples, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

Thank you God, that I could experience what I’ve experienced. Letting others know about you without speaking, letting others smile by a simple custom  and making people question about their doing in a good way. Some even asked for prayer and others turned their back on us but they still respected our doing, by telling without actually talking about you. Just by a simple act of kindness and giving. Thank you God.

Xo, Gely


TheAnimaSeries: Message To All Woman

I love this, I love this so much. A while ago a friend (Rosy Serendipity) recommended me a couple Christian YouTubers , and TheAnimaSeries is on of my favorite. 

We are all children of God and so beautiful made, we as children of God may largechoose to follow him, be one with him and praise him. Be strong and wise, kind and helpful. God made Eva out of Adam’s rip, where would we be withoutGod?. You are beautiful, smart, funny, kind..  Everything that is said in this video bellow. We should not compere ourselves to each other because we are all beautiful and unique. Girls wear your crown as you walk through this world, you may see yourselves as princess of our heavenly father, let everyone see the difference when you have a God in your heart who is so strong. You are so beautiful.. (:

Xo, Gely

3 Little Reasons Why

3 Little reasons why, we can be happy with what God did and is doing for us. I have a couple of friends who I look up to, they are so wise and kind and have a faith that makes me want to know more. I want things huge with a big bang, easy and fast, but that’s not how it works and it takes time and patient. 3 simple little things to get through life.


1. You’re so pretty, beautiful and wonderfully made. Don’t compare yourself with the girls who get the most attention, already have cute boyfriends, are loved by everyone and wear the newest and most expensive clothes. Don’t be scared about not fitting in with the rest, because you are and dress differently. And DO NOT fear of not being good enough, because God made you good enough.

Why? You don’t have to fear about anything, because God loved us before we were born, he knew us before we were born and he will protect us with all of his love.

Psalm 139: 13-15: For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

1 Peter 3:3-4: Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.


2. God doesn’t like it when we as brothers and sisters fight. Imagine your parents hearing you fight with your brothers or sisters, saying ugly words to each other by tearing each other apart. You need to love, protect en help each other, because that’s what family is all about. Not only family, but every human being in this world because we’re actually all a huge family; children of God.

Why? It hurt because you are working against each other and that’s not what God wants, it’s the devils way of breaking you apart by struggling to seek for God. Just as God, your parents will get disappointed.

1 John 4:7: Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.

John 4:20: If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.


3. Fear is something that could eat us alive, if it is about school, friendship, marriage, a job etc. Fear is always around the corner waiting for the perfect moment to hunt you down. It could eat us alive but it won’t! Don’t fear about your test, you’ll do great just study and let God do the rest. Don’t be afraid of those who want to bring you down. And DO NOT fear of something that may not even happen.

Why? Because I remember that every time that I went to a new school as the ‘new kid’ I was scared of the things that didn’t even happen, because God was watching over me at took care of it. If he did this for me why wouldn’t he do it for you?

Psalm 23:4: Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Psalm 27:1: The LORD is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life of whom shall I be afraid

I hope these ‘3 little reasons why’ helped you think about how wonderful you are and how amazing our God is by always protecting, loving and helping us.

Xo Gely


John 14:16

“I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you.”

Romans 10:17

“So then faith [cometh] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

We often think that going with the flow is the best way to live life instead of going with the heart and soul. We listen to worldly music and watch movies, study the world every day until we’re 23. Later we work and become slaves of the world because yeah… You think that’s what you supposed to do,  by studying and becoming more focused on what you should do and how you should look, if people like you or dislike you. It’s okay to study and work to earn your money for food or to pay rent, but while you’re doing those things on daily bases don’t you just stop and wonder what you’re  actually doing? In those moments when you start to think about what you’re doing in this world, you should pray and communicate with God, you should follow the word of God and remind yourself why he gave his only son to die because of our sins. He, Jesus loved us so much that he was willing to give up his life. You should also spread the word of Jesus with the people who also believe, not only them but also the non-Christians who might be interested in the word of Jesus. I’m a shy person for example, and I usually don’t communicate much with people because I don’t know what to say or what to do, or I think that they might get annoyed by me if I start the conversation. I always expect the worse, I know that one day God will take this fear away from me. I’m praying for it and I will continue doing this.

Are you also dealing with this problem? Then there is this website called Fervr where teens all over the world sort of communicating, with advice and articles about the Bible and the Christian ways of living and the difficulty we’re facing while going through life. I talked about this website a while ago, are you interested? Clink on this link.

Xo, Gely



1 John 4:7-10 

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins”

 Love is something so powerful and in August I’ve been focused on this because of my family, love includes family and forgiveness.

Last Friday my sister got engaged and I was really happy for her, we met her fiance brothers and sisters and they were all very nice too bad they live in Russia and Angola. I just knew them for 4 days and I already love them and accept them for who they are, even before I met them I was so thrilled and in love with the fact that my family was getting bigger.

I just want to say that family is very important, you should tell them you love them every single day because you’ll never know if there will be another day.

Families were made to accept each other for who they are and to teach each other the will of God. The amazing part about meeting my new brothers from Russia was when I got home from church and cleaned up before the rest got home, I was listing to Hillsong Young & Free – Wake and one of the guys knew the song (always fantastic when someone knows your favorite jam haha) and started to sing. I know it sounds simple but I thought it was amazing. They are also fantastic dancers like.. wow, seriously haha.

 I had so much fun meeting them all, and August was certainly my favorite because of all the beautiful things I’ve learned about love and family.

Reminder: Tell someone you love them, it doesn’t matter if you haven’t spoken in forever. Just tell them you love them dearly.

Xo, Gely