hannah elizabeth (@hannahbegley__) — ma || unh 22
January 12, 2010. A day that will never be forgotten. On that day, lives were ch
January 12, 2010. A day that will never be forgotten. On that day, lives were changed, love ones were lost, homes fell to rubble, and hearts were broken; an earthquake had hit Haiti. I remember being nine, seeing all of this unfold on the tv and just wondering “how?” I didn’t understand how something so devastating could happen, and I honestly still don’t. 300,000 beautiful lives were taken just like that. In the blink of an eye, millions of lives were changed forever. But after nine years of reflection, and a trip to the beautiful country of Haiti itself, I have realized that from this heartbreak came light. Through losing Britney in the earthquake, her family was able to do something beautiful; they honored her last wish and built an orphanage in her memory. The Be Like Brit organization has truly changed my life, and I could not be more grateful to be a part of it. Going to Haiti this summer was such a blessing, and really helped to answer my “how’s? and why’s?” Every morning I sat on the roof, watching the sun rise from behind the clouds, and just smiled. I found my answers, and got my peace. My confused nine-year-old questions had been answered; this was their silver lining. Through heartbreak, something beautiful was created, and Brit’s memory will last forever. “When wounds are healed by love, the scars are beautiful.” Today I pray for not only Brit and her family, but all of the lives affected by this tragedy, and I ask you to keep them in your thoughts too. 💙💛 #LoveLivesHere@blbhaiti
12.01.2019 14:32:48
did some ‘splorin today!
did some ‘splorin today!...more
04.01.2019 22:14:41
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a brief snippet of one second each day in two thousand eighteen; you were an ama
a brief snippet of one second each day in two thousand eighteen; you were an amazing year. you taught me so much, brought me new places, introduced me to new people, and were filled with so much love. thanks for a good one 2018, but let’s bring it on 2019
31.12.2018 18:16:24
home. #157days
20.12.2018 01:54:47
groovy girlz got some summertime ~sadnesssss~ #flaShbAcK
groovy girlz got some summertime ~sadnesssss~ #flaShbAcK...more
02.12.2018 14:10:25
1 year ago today, I did something that I never thought would change my life as m
1 year ago today, I did something that I never thought would change my life as much as it did; I sent in my application to @blbhaiti to go to Haiti as a Britsionary. The people I have met along the way and in Haiti have changed and impacted my life forever. To Melissa, thank you for the countless months of emails to reassure me that everything would go smoothly, for guiding our trip safely, and for becoming one of my closest friends and sisters, thank you. To my group, thank you for becoming 13 of my closest friends with the biggest hearts, even though we were complete strangers at the beginning, thank you. To the staff at BLB, thank you for hosting us and preparing endless meals, taking us on endless tours and participating in countless dance parties, thank you. To Mami Love, thank you for opening your heart to me, and shedding your “Oprah” light and wisdom on me that I will forever cherish, thank you. Charlie, thank you for sharing every rooftop sunrise with me and sharing the kindest words that will stick with me forever, thank you. To the 66 children of Brit’s home who have touched my life so dearly and showed me what faith hope and love truly looks like, thank you. To the people and country of Haiti as a whole, thank you for teaching me that beauty can be seen beneath the rubble, and that love can truly rebuild a country, thank you. And to my Family and Friends who supported me with my fundraising and sent countless amounts of love and prayers, I appreciate and love you all so much. Who knew this one small day would forever impact my life in the way it has. All I can say is thank you, thank you, thank you. xx #LoveLivesHere
19.11.2018 16:24:53
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friday: açaí of relief 😌
friday: açaí of relief 😌...more
16.11.2018 20:56:59
hi, my sister came home AND we went to a gala AND got to be real princesses for
hi, my sister came home AND we went to a gala AND got to be real princesses for a night AND she won an award AND we danced so hard I ripped my dress. overall, amazing night💜 #LoveLivesHere
04.11.2018 18:29:50
tbh, we went for the confetti🤷🏼‍♀️ #worldseriesparade
tbh, we went for the confetti🤷🏼‍♀️ #worldseriesparade...more
31.10.2018 20:37:47
when someone says there are only 5 days until halloween... #nationalpumpkinday
when someone says there are only 5 days until halloween... #nationalpumpkinday...more
26.10.2018 15:34:33
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no rain, no flowers :)
no rain, no flowers :)...more
17.10.2018 23:07:36
literally went to the tailgate just to take a pic, then went back to bed! #concu
literally went to the tailgate just to take a pic, then went back to bed! #concussedonhomecoming
13.10.2018 19:28:25
Wishing the happiest of birthdays to the big sister I have always dreamed of hav
Wishing the happiest of birthdays to the big sister I have always dreamed of having. I am so lucky to have met someone as incredible as you, and I couldn’t imaging my life without a Melissa-Jean in it. From rooftop snuggles to college advice to being my guardian in Haiti, I couldn’t possibly love you more than I do! Thank you for wiping my tears, holding my hand, and squeezing me tight, whether it be in person or through the phone. You are my ray of sunshine! Missing you extra today, but only 27 days until I get to squeeze you. May the year of 28 bring you the best! I love you forever pumpkin xx
06.10.2018 11:42:06
if you know me, you know I LOVE to smile, but haiti is my {f a v o r i t e} plac
if you know me, you know I LOVE to smile, but haiti is my {f a v o r i t e} place to smile!! happy #worldsmileday from some of my favorite smiling faces!
05.10.2018 17:20:01
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my all time favorite poem by my all time favorite poet. #nationalpoetryday #ands
my all time favorite poem by my all time favorite poet. #nationalpoetryday#andstillirise
05.10.2018 00:03:51
sending endless love and kissy faces all the way down to Haiti to my favorite 11
sending endless love and kissy faces all the way down to Haiti to my favorite 11 year old today! May this year bring you lots of love, Kathiana!! mwen renmen ou!
02.10.2018 01:28:15
send love out into this great wide world.
send love out into this great wide world....more
23.09.2018 00:39:30
when in mass....xx
when in mass....xx...more
21.09.2018 19:34:16
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