on courage.


  • Lauren says:

    Oh Laura this is so beautifully written. Thank you for sharing your heart. I always did and always will have faith that you can overcome any obstacles you’re faced with. I am SO proud of you, and so thankful to call you my friend. I love you!

    • Laura says:

      Lauren- I wouldn’t be here without you! You have continued you to sit in my corner, and be one of those people who have pushed me both creatively & professionally. I am so blessed by your friendship!!

  • Emily Grace says:

    So beautifully said! You’re amazing, your faith is strong, and your courage is inspiring. Keep your head held high, and keep pressing on. You’re going to do big things.

    • Laura says:

      Emily- I cannot wait to see all of the pictures from your big day! I’m so proud of you for keeping your priorities straight (or at least in check!) throughout your planning process. I know He has HUGE things in store for you.

  • Kristi says:

    My sister is the best and has constantly reminded me of what it looks like to be humbled, never take anything we think we know or want for granted or “assume” we know what’s best for our lives. I am SO proud of you and the journey you’ve walked getting AE to full time (yay!!). Excited to see all that is to come in Laure Helm’s life.

    • Laura says:

      YAY for sisterhood. 🙂 Love you dearly. Thank you for being there for me this entire year (and so many years prior). Your marriage is a testimony to His much bigger and better plan- and His faithfulness to provide. I cannot wait to see what He has in store for you two!!

  • Jessica Berg says:

    Laura–Thank you for having the courage and vulnerability to share your reflections and lived experience! I learn from you and draw inspiration and strength of my own. Just know that in your amazing ventures with your business, creativity and the grace and care you bring you absolutely make a meaningful mark on me. You are wonderful and make those around you better. And I know I only get a glimpse. -Jess

    • Laura says:

      Jess! You are the sweetest- and such a great encourager. Your kindness and thoughtfulness have been such a blessing to me this year. I am so blessed to get to work with you! I cannot wait for your rad wedding- and to get to celebrate with you & Chris!

  • Jenea says:

    Oh my. I’m just so dang proud, and I have nothing to do with this beautiful lady you’ve become except being related to you. So well and honestly and lovingly put. The wisdom God has given you in your youth is beautiful. It’s not beautiful to live through, but the result is. It was great talking to you about this last month. Those valleys are rough, but it’s in the valleys that the true blessings occur – perseverance, trust, weakness where His strength can shine, joy that is deeper than mere happiness. Joy to you, my sweet cousin. Keep on rockin at being you. It’s a good thing to be.

    • Laura says:

      I will cherish those few days of family time we had at the wedding- and continue to love living “close to you” via the interwebs. Having so many incredible marriages in our family is not a gift I take lightly- and you & Marc are a great example. Thank you for your sweet words!

  • Papadave says:

    I am blessed to have you as a daughter! Privileged to have your mom share a wonder life raising 3 amazing (mostly) kids. It just keeps getting better with two perfect daughters-in-law. Looking forward to what God has in store for you next.

  • Natty says:

    I’m speechless. I don’t know if I could have opened up like you have. In a lot of ways I’m a shy person, it doesn’t seem like it with all my extra activities. I really enjoyed getting to know you a little better. one day maybe we can meet for coffee and discuss life instead of wedding.

  • Rachel (Wesseling) Jackson says:

    Wow Laura. Your words are so encouraging to my heart! Thanks for being so brave to share your journey! I love your courage! Your courage inspires me to “practice couraging” too! (As Brene Brown would say!) 😉 I’m going through a time of exploration and learning who I am and transition right now. Your story is just what I needed to hear! xo -Rachel

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