Melai walks on sunshine

10:53 AM

Yellow checkered tie-top / cropped top Thrifted | Lace skirt F-STOP (P350 order here) | Dove Necklace
Boater hat F-STOP | Keyboard ring F-STOP | Floral sunglasses Bazaar | Sequined sneakers Landmark


Five years ago, the family would religiously go to Forest Lawn before or after going to church. It was the only place where we could be complete again. I wonder what would my brother be, what would he accomplish, what would the family be like if his life had not been taken away from him.
I couldn't count anymore how many times I shared the story in church or bible studies way back. They said talking about it would help. Yeah, it did. Now, keeping it to myself and saying only a little seemed to feel better. I've missed a couple of Sundays especially if I have work or school assignments to do but it's great not to feel guilty about it thinking that he would understand. Maybe it's what people call "moving on".
As I think about myself, being 20, I know I haven't achieved all my goals and aspirations yet. I wouldn't want to die anytime soon. But he did leave at this age. I couldn't, I shouldn't, I wouldn't want to because there's still so much more to live for.

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18 comments

  1. oooh i love this outfit
    your skirt is adorable
    i hope you will check my latest post
    xoxo
    nana
    http://nanajonesofficial.blogspot.com/

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  2. You are a beautiful soul. This is bittersweet :)

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  3. @Meream: As much as possible I wouldn't want to sound so bad about it. Aaaw. Thanks your comment is short but it's something "tagos sa puso" :)

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  4. aww melai. i never knew you had a brother :( sorry for the loss. :(

    but yes, you are young! and there is so much to live for!:)

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  5. P.S. i love your outfit!:) SO sunny!

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  6. Oooo fun sequin sneaks!! Love them.

    xx Love & Aloha

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  7. @ Ava: I still have one brother and one sister :) All older than me! :)

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  8. aw love your outfit melai! how much is the hat? I want one. :)

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  9. really cute outfit! love the skirt =)

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  10. Hi Melai, I am a new follower!
    I really like your lace skirt and your photos are so cute and happy! Love Estelle

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  11. glad to hear that you & your family are moving on ok, Melai. continue to be strong & enjoy life! :)

    such a cute look, btw! perfect that you chose a happy color like yellow for this post!


    boat ride through the sky

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  12. I think that Forest Lawn is such a nice tradition. My family doesn't really have cute traditions like that :)

    Anyway I feel the same about being in the 20s. It's like there is so much out there and you want to try your hand at everything. It's definitely an age to enjoy. And it looks like you're making the most of it so far, Melai!

    Bea from A plus B

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  13. first off, i'm inlove wth this outfit! so fun and sunny:) just like you Melai!:) Anyway, i know what happened to you and your family is painful, I don't know what I'd ever do if that happens to me. BUT, I'm sure he's now at peace and constantly watching over you. :) Smile! Love ya girl:)

    http://ipaxme.blogspot.com

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  14. It's nice to hear you're moving on - I didn't know your brother but I'm sure that he would have liked you to move on with your life :)

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  15. I've never experienced anything remotely as painful as what you've gone through. I'm happy you were able to overcome it and see life in a better perspective. :)

    And I guess dressing really helps. Your sunny outfit is just amazing. And I personally think that how we dress reflects how we feel. And I can sense that there's so much life in ya <3

    sPam of frou-frou

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  16. Adorable look!!!! the shoes are fab!!
    Freesia

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I appreciate anything you have to say. Thanks for dropping by. It means so much to me. Love, Melai

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