Yesterday, I had just finished working out on the treadmill and I decided to check my twitter to see if there was any new updates about Talia Joy, as she seemed to be having an okay couple of days. Then I see the tweet that tells me that my favorite little YouTube beauty guru has gotten her wings. 11:22am Talia became an angel where she doesn't have pain anymore and she can be free. I instantly felt empty and my eyes filled with tears. I wanted nothing more but for her to get a miracle and start to get better. I know how that sounds almost like a childhood wish that you know will probably never come true but this little girl was so amazing how could she ever be gone? I started watched Talia's YouTube over a year ago just by chance because I saw this bright face with the most amazing eye make-up! I thought someone must have done it for her but when I started watching the video I saw how amazing at make up she was! I think I could practice doing make up everyday and not be as good as Talia was. Then I watched some of her cancer vlogs and couldn't help but tear up not because she had cancer but because she was so upbeat and knew she could fight it. She also had no fear when she did her vlogs, she told it how it was. She wasn't going to sugar coat it and that is how she wanted it told to her. She was an old wise soul in a 13 year old body! I will forever remember that smile, laugh, silly face. If this world had more Talias we would be living in a much better place but there could only be one Talia Joy. My prayers go to her family and my love is being sent to the heavens where I'm sure she is surrounded by love and the most amazing make up room.
As I sit here with tears rolling down my cheeks I feel blessed to have been touched by Talia's story, I will try to live my life to the best it can be, I will love unconditionally and try to leave this world a better place. Thank you for being you little angel.
You said, remember that life is not meant to be wasted.
We can always be chasing the sun!
So fill up your lungs and just run
But always be chasing the sun!
- Sara Bareilles
This week heaven got two amazing angels. I normally am not affected like this when hearing about deaths outside my family/friends but I can't get Cory Monteith out my head since I heard about this death. It just doesn't seem real that he is gone. You never truly know what people are struggling with. I believe he was fighting and trying to win the battle he had with his demons but sadly the demons won. Just remember don't judge a book by its last page. I'm going to remember him as a great talent and wonderful person.
RIP Talia Joy and Cory Monteith