Based in Frederick, Maryland, Digital Ink & Parchment is a blog by Alexandria Pallat. Her posts explore the integration of faith in every day life.

An Aching Heart

An Aching Heart

Slow weekends give me time to relax and process. This is especially true when the week leading up to the weekend has been a good one. And this last week was. So I planted myself at home. took some time for myself, and watched The Twilight Saga. The thing is, I haven’t watched a love story in over 2 years. It’s been far too painful. I thought I would be fine, so I subjected myself to the familiar story.

I loved the Twilight series in both its book and film form. As any reader, I was disappointed with many of the decisions made for the films, but I enjoyed them nonetheless. And I enjoyed them this weekend, too. But there were still painful parts.

While I could relate heavily to how Bella felt in New Moon, the painful jolt didn't make an appearance until Breaking Dawn: Part 1, when Edward toasts at their wedding that forever with Bella wouldn’t be long enough. Yes, I am sappy and a romantic at heart. And I could still hear the voice that told me the same thing.

While my heart ached, I thought about how much I’ve changed in this season, and I realized that God has used my aching heart to help rebuild my faith and who I am. Through this season, I’ve found the girl I thought was lost. And for that, I am grateful.

Love Yourself

Love Yourself

Sweaty Selfies

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