3 Aurora Superheros -
John Blunk: Saved his girlfriend by throwing himself on top of her using his body as a shield.
Alex Teves: Pushed his girlfriend to the floor and was struck by a bullet in the process.
Matt McQuinn: Dove on top of his girlfriend as soon as the shooting began.
"if you had a friend you knew you’d never see again, what would you say? If you could do one last thing for someone you loved, what would it be? .. Say it. Do it. Don’t wait, nothing lasts forever."
What I’m most afraid of is that feeling..The feeling of being alone; of being lost. That feeling when you have absolutely no idea what’s going on inside of you. When you have no idea what’s coming next or where you’re going. When you feel lost while you’re just sitting in your room. When you’re just completely empty inside and you can actually feel it.
What exactly is a broken heart? A broken heart is forcing yourself to hang up the phone after you have dialed the first three digits to his phone number. A broken heart is the cold, chattering feeling you receive when you hear his name. A broken heart is when you’re crying yourself to sleep every night and yet crying more and more each morning. A broken heart is glancing at the pictures of him, and then quickly turning your attention to something else to avoid your tears. A broken heart is screaming and begging for a second chance inside, but not being able to say it out loud. A broken heart is the emptiness and heart wrenching feeling you encounter when you see him with other girls. A broken heart is knowing that no matter what you do or say to yourself, you cant fool your heart into believing that you will in fact be “okay.” A broken heart is listening to that one song that makes you break down, on repeat. A broken heart is when you go from smiling uncontrollably every time you saw him to quiet tears every time someone mentions his name. A broken heart is when you try to avoid him but end up going out of your way just to get a glimpse of him. A broken heart is when you know you’ve been hurt, but have no idea how to fix it. A broken heart is when you finally realize that he’s everything you need and at the same time realize he’s the one thing you can never have.
be thankful for every heartbreak, for they were planned. they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave. their purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, shor you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life. and you do
There are things we easily forget. People we think are easily replaceable. Relationships we throw away because we think it’s not worth our time and effort. Then there are those that we can’t let go at all, no matter how bad the memories were. We hang on to them because when all is said and done, when people finally left and relationships weaken, memories are all we would ever have.
Before you can grow up, you must fall in love three times. Once, you must fall in love with your best friend, ruining your friendship forever. This will teach you who your true friends are, and the fine line between friendship and more. Once you must fall in love with someone you believe is perfect. You will learn that no one is perfect, and that you should never be treated as anything less than you deserve. And once, you must fall in love with someone that is exactly like you. This will teach you about who you are, and who you want to be. And when you’re through with all that, you learn that the people who care about you the most are the ones that you hurt, and the ones that hurt you are the ones that needed you the most. But most of all, you learn that love is only a concept and is not something that can be defined, it is different to each and every person on this earth, knowing that everyone only wants to be loved.
"so here’s a piece of advice: let go when you’re hurting too much, give up when love isn’t enough and move on when things aren’t like before and it’s certain there is someone out there who will love you even more"
So, you’ll come across so many people in your life. Ones you think will stay in your life, stay with you forever. You come across people you will love, very much. But sometimes love isn’t enough to tackle all the obstacles in life and you will have to deal with the heartbreak of knowing that that person you love is gone and you’re left, alone, to try your very hardest to fall out of love. To do something you never thought you’d have to do. Just keep your head held high. Don’t let it get to you, don’t fall apart. Clear your heart and let it go. And when it comes around again, let love in. Because you never know. It’s all about having faith