Does a parent giving their child emotional abuse make them a bad person? What about when someone can’t control their tempers and end up being physically violent? Are they still good people, but bad parents…or does it go hand in hand?

if october to january isn’t your favorite time of the year you’re wrong

(via thelauraaurora)

She lives in an extremely stressful environment and teaches me how to be brave and survive in it. When people yell, she doesn’t get scared anymore — she waits for things to pass and remains as calm as she possibly can. She never judges the way I look. When she’s afraid of scary things outside, she keeps going…as long as someone shows her the way. When she wants something she isn’t afraid to let everyone know. When I cry, she cries, too. Then, she touches my arm and tries her best to comfort me. When she’s happy, all she wants to do is cuddle. When she’s sad, I’m sad too. When she sleeps in her bed at night, she wakes up every time I go to the bathroom or kitchen and waits to see if everything is okay. I love my puppy Lita. She’s a bitch to me a quarter of every day but it challenges me to be more assertive, and to stand up for myself. When I get mad at her, she forgives me when I apologize. She’s the best friend I could have ever asked for. I don’t know how I would have survived the past 5 months without her. ❤