Sounds like a lovely tale, but the truth’s a little bit more gruesome


I know you’re freaking out.

You have this baby that needs you to survive. YOU. And you don’t know if you have the ability to help this little one grow into a functional human being. Though you’ve been through rough stuff before, you now have an actual life to care for—a delicate, innocent life. But, see, here’s the thing…

You can do it.

Not only can you do it, you will. You’ll kick ass at it. Like, major ass. You might not feel like it as it’s happening, but you will.

You’ll trust you instincts, you’ll reach out for help when you need it, you’ll take time for yourself every so often, you’ll forgive yourself for getting mad or depressed and you’ll allow yourself to celebrate your victories, no matter how insignificant they seem.

You are a parent. You are not perfect, but your baby doesn’t need perfect. Your baby needs you. Flaws, quirks and all.

And the one thing, the most important thing, you can offer that baby is love. You honestly don’t need to know anything else because your love will lead you to the answers you seek. It will be the divining rod that points the way as you help this baby—your baby—grow.

So, chin up. Trust yourself. You’ve got this, okay?

You’ve got this.

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Normal boy: I love you.

Damon Salvatore: It's because I love you that I can't be selfish with you.
Damon Salvatore: I don't deserve you.
Damon Salvatore: Let me be clear about something: If it comes down to you or the witch again, I will gladly let Bonnie die. I will always choose you.
Damon Salvatore: I can't lose you.
Damon Salvatore: I've made a lot of choices that have gotten me here, but that's okay because if I had chosen differently, I wouldn't have met you.
Damon Salvatore: I love you, you should know that.
Damon Salvatore: When I drag my brother back from the edge and deliver him back to you, I want you to remember the things you felt while he was gone.
Damon Salvatore: I promise you, I will never leave you again.
Damon Salvatore: If I'm going to feel guilty about something, I'm going to feel guilty about this.
Damon Salvatore: You look stunning, if it isn't obvious.
Damon Salvatore: I would have saved you in a heartbeat, no question!
Damon Salvatore: You would have gotten to grow up and have the life that you wanted, the life that you deserved, and I wanted that for you, Elena, and I would have gladly given it to you and let Matt die!
Damon Salvatore: I don't think I've ever seen you more alive.
Damon Salvatore: Listen carefully: Get in your car. Right now. Come to me.
Damon Salvatore: I would rather die right now than to lose you when I'm too old and sick and miserable and you're still you! I would rather die right now than spend my last final years remembering how good I had it and how happy I was.
Damon Salvatore: She's not worth a hair on your head.
Damon Salvatore: No one tells me how I live my life, no one tells me who I love, and definitely not the universe. And I'm not going to let someone else's idea of destiny stop me from loving you or being with you or building a future with you...
Damon Salvatore: Because you are my life.


Keely Yount