if i could take away the pain of the past i would. i would hurt everyone who has hurt you. i would turn the way of everyone who has turned away from you. i would restore all that was lost to you 100 fold. if i could... but when i think, deeply, within my soul... i would not for hurt is what has strengthened you and built character the abandonment has taught you how to love in tough times and loss has brought a deep sense of value to each soul you encounter. i am amazed that life so ugly, has birthed you. beauty. with scars and wounds and a beleaguered soul. beauty with your vulnerabilities and insecurities. beauty. with your failures, disappointments, and pain.... beautiful you are.