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This is Beautiful You – LOVE IS LOUDER Edition!

How could my favorite post of the week get any better?

How about if the entire thing was made up of your “Love is Louder” pictures.

I ended up with enough photos to do five different Sunday posts. I hope these warm your heart and tickle your awesome-bone as much as they did mine.

If you missed what these are all about, be sure to view my Love is Louder post. Feel free to keep sending your own Love is Louder pictures in (via the contact form)!

I’ve decided that this week I am going to publish all of the rest of the heavy posts that I wrote while I was getting ready to come out because I’m ready to move past them, focus on the future, and focus on love and everything awesomesauce. So, check back tomorrow for the first of those.

And thank you all of you who sent in your Love is Louder photos. Some tough things have been happening all week mixed in with the loving response I’ve gotten, and every time I opened my computer it seemed like I was greeted with a new one of these. It definitely has made all of this easier.

And with that much too long intro:

LOVE IS LOUDER

38 comments
Birdiebent
Birdiebent

Honoured to be part of this. Big love everyone... big, big love

abrandname
abrandname

The second and third photos were my two favorites.....

I will be sending in one soon. Not to be seen on your site...just to help teach my two boys that love and tolerance will beat evil and indifference. Cheers to you Dan and you are the same blogger I read now that you were 6 months or so ago when I started reading.

HollyDucky
HollyDucky

I sent one to you on Facebook, how else are they being sent?

Nicole Shapiro
Nicole Shapiro

Darn it, I was going to do this with my daughter and I forgot! :(

Laurar
Laurar

I am soooo excited my son and I made it on here. I am raising him with acceptance of everything. And tolerance of differences. Especially acceptance of himself. Thank you for sharing your life, Dan

LarraKyleen
LarraKyleen

I made "This is Beautiful You"!! I can check that off my bucket list!

Heather Sasnett
Heather Sasnett

I think it is so awesome to see everyone in this, including myself! :D

Cmeisner
Cmeisner

I loved ALL of them! We've got a pretty amazing group of people here at SDL. It makes me feel all warm and mushy and like maybe the world is going to be okay despite all the mistakes we make.

DawnTillFitzgerald
DawnTillFitzgerald

I love the cursive one, where the L creates the heart...would make a beautiful tattoo!

Elizabeth Nunley Siravo
Elizabeth Nunley Siravo

Love IS Louder!!! Keep being who you are. The ones who stay with you and support you are the only ones you need on the journey of life. And hopefully the others will come around.

Bonnie Siems
Bonnie Siems

My favourite is one where the baby is holding the mum's thumb, as she holds her hand up :-) but they are all beautiful pictures!! Love all the smiles! :D

BeckyAnderson
BeckyAnderson

This is beautiful. I was totally planning on submitting a picture, and then came down with mono so I'm not doing much of anything! Glad you're doing it for a few weeks :) 

keep being awesome, Dan!

LindsayTomtene
LindsayTomtene

I love these!!! :D Each and every one of them. The ones with you in the background on the computer screen were petty awesome :D

Martha Lauer Cowley
Martha Lauer Cowley

OK my favorite is Love is louder, and I am Second. BEST follow up ever. Love you people. This is what the world needs more of.

Rebecca Price
Rebecca Price

I am so in LOUD with this week's Beautiful You.

KEM
KEM

First time commenting-love your blog!  You are a talented, honest writer and I believe people are responding to your heart-which is all over your writing.  Your coming out post was fantastic, as was "I'm Christian, unless your gay." We have to pick a favorite picture from today's This beautiful You???  Hoo boy-that's tough...um, I think the number three pic on the third page, with the four kids on the stairs?  That edges out over the rest-but barely, they are ALL excellent.  Keep 'em coming, Dan!  I am looking forward to your next installment.

P.S.  Noah is great and he knows he is loved.  Good job, Dad!

crusherbevdr
crusherbevdr

All I can say is this is the best Beautiful  You ever!

NaYNaY-RoXaLoT
NaYNaY-RoXaLoT

LOVE ~ My faves are the ones with the kids/families. Getting the kiddos involved = AwesomeSauce!

tammywho
tammywho

Tears as I see the maternity picture, the photos with families and children. Why? Because I know how lucky those children are to have such AMAZING, beautiful, supportive parents!!! I love all of the photos! Kudos to a beautiful group of people!!

KrisKufta
KrisKufta

If we sent one to you on twitter, should we still send it in via the contact form? And I can't pick favorites when it comes to this...I LOVE them all <3

biblioholicbeth
biblioholicbeth

My favorites? The ones with the kids. It is so incredible to see so many parents teaching their kids things that they probably didn't hear much growing up. That truly shows that Love *IS* louder!

mrskstacy
mrskstacy

This truly is beautiful - the best Sunday post EVER. I cried the entire time looking through these pictures - so amazing.

PenelopePersnoppleschmidt
PenelopePersnoppleschmidt

Love.  Especially the one that says "Over every voice that says "You can't, shouldn't, mustn't, won't..." LOVE IS LOUDER.  Adore this.  All of it.

Crystal
Crystal

I love them all!  such a great community of supporters you have!

britlewis
britlewis

i tried so many times to send you my photo.. it said the file was to big :/ I looked for a way to send it to you through both of your facebook pages, and couldnt find any way to get the pic to you. :(

BethBotwin
BethBotwin

I love this! I love the idea so much I used the one I took of myself as my facebook profile picture. Now when people ask me what it means and what love is louder than I get to say, "Everything. Love is louder than everything".

And is it. <3

And Dan - welcome to a life in which you can be exactly who you are and know you're loved because of it, not in spite of it. You're perfect. You're wonderful. You're amazing. Just the way you are. And I hope the "Love is Louder" movement helps others realize that about themselves, too. 

Laurar
Laurar

@Bonnie Siems thanks so much. I am trying to raise my bit with love and acceptance of all people. Especially himself. People like Dan make it possible. It is also my favorite picture on here, but I'm biased lol

Single Dad Laughing
Single Dad Laughing moderator

@KrisKufta I tried to get all the ones I saw off of Twitter. I also responded to all those that I got, so if you got a response you're good to go.

Single Dad Laughing
Single Dad Laughing moderator

@britlewis Still time, I'll be running these for the next several Sundays! Try sending it straight to blog at danoah dot com. I'll shrink it for you. :)

britlewis
britlewis

@Single Dad Laughing @britlewis  I just sent the email.. I hope I did it right. lol I know nothing about blogs, yours is the first one that Ive ever followed. let me know if you got the email please.