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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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!
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
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.
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!
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!!
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
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!
This truly is beautiful - the best Sunday post EVER. I cried the entire time looking through these pictures - so amazing.
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.
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. :(
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.
@DawnTillFitzgerald Yeah, that one was super-pretty.
@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
@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.
@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. :)