It’s okay for you to feel scared,

Scared that maybe pain has changed you forever,

That you might never be the same again,

Or that it might never be okay,

Scared that it won’t pass with time.

It is okay.

You lived to tell the tale of a pain that took a part of your life.

It doesn’t matter how small or big the part was, you went through it, so it matters.

Don’t run from it, don’t hide it.

You fought and you conquered.

Just because you feel scared of all the might nots and might haves,

It does not mean that you’ll never heal, or haven’t healed.

I am sorry, for your past pain.

But I am also proud that you conquered.

When the time is right, I hope you release the pain, let go of what hinders you from being happy, and allow yourself to live again, without the fear of a past pain.

— NoeleenSaid