Family and Friends

I totally stolen this from my friend, Giggy. But it’s really good and how I feel.

Something I have wanted to do the past year or two, and given recent events, I hope to start doing today. I have reached that age where the heroes of my youth are passing away with greater frequency, as are friends and colleagues who I have met on my journey through life. We don’t always get the opportunity to say goodbye, or tell people how much they meant to us before they move on, so I hope to reach out to all of you at some point over the next 4 days or 4 years and make you aware of the impact you have had on my life. If I reach out to you sooner rather than later, that does not necessarily mean that I think you are most likely to die the soonest. In addition, if I don’t reach out to you until 2022, don’t take that as an indicator of the relative importance of the impact you have had on my life. And If I don’t reach out to you before you meet your maker, or, even worse, if I happen to kick it before I get to you, know that each and every one of you have made an indelible imprint on my life. Facebook friendship status is, after all, the highest acknowledgement of communal bond that one human being can bestow upon another in the 21st century. Love to you all.

Thanks, Giggy, words I want to live by.

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I Am You

Today was a huge day in my life. I have been going through something and only a few people know what it is. But today, I got some great news and a weight has been lifted off of me.

This latest journey in life has shown me that I am stronger than I ever thought I was.

So this is for all the women out there that are going through something in their lives. Remember, you are never alone. Someone has gone through or will go through what you have.

Now, that I have the whole new journey in front of me, my only question is What’s Next?

For the woman whose husband makes an “extra stop” after work every evening.

For the woman who is mourning the loss of a pregnancy that nobody else knew about.

For the woman who still leads from the front even although she’s lost inside.

For the woman who was fired for her fourth late because she has been awake for a straight week with a sick child.

For the single mom who doesn’t know how the utilities are going to stay on this month.

For the woman who has gone through 2 IVF’s and has tried for five years without success but still shows up to every baby shower for her friends.

For the woman who still hasn’t forgiven herself for the abortion that she had 20 years ago.

For the woman who has a line of judging eyes at her and her children as she counts out coins or has to put something back at the supermarket.

For the woman that opens the door to the news of her husband being killed overseas three weeks before he was to return home.

For the woman that lives with a quiet anxiety because nobody understands what you could possibly be stressed about.

For the woman that gives to her family all day- everyday and just.needs.a.break.

For the woman that smiles at strangers all day in public- but weeps silently every night.

For the woman who has wanted to end it all but found strength to carry on.

For the woman that heard the rumour about herself at church today.

For the woman sleeping next to a stranger every night.

For the woman whose genetics will never allow her to look like the ones in the magazines.

For the woman that endures one broken relationship after another because there was no father around to teach her what love looks like.

For the woman raising a fatherless daughter and praying that history doesn’t repeat itself.

For the woman who loves with all her heart who’s desperate to be loved.

For every single woman that cries in the shower so that nobody else can see. Because if you aren’t strong-nobody is.

Just because the water washes your tears doesn’t mean that you don’t cry. Just because you cry doesn’t mean that you’re not strong enough to handle it.

I am you. I see you. I am with you, I cry with you. I love you.

#womenempoweringwomen #femalesolidarity #repost Credit:Brittany Latham – http://www.facebook.com/pg/brittanylathamphotography

You Can Do This

I have a co-worker, who’s become a friend. They are going through a rough patch right now, but I know they will come out the other side stronger than ever!

You’re in my prayers.

Forgive

I’m having a meh day today. So when I saw this, it brought back some bad memories and the people/person who I still can’t forgive yet.

One day I will.

Friends…

Life is about to get really interesting for me. But for right now, I need to be able to count on my friends.

I’m going to need all the stars I have.

Starting Today

Today of all days, I needed to see this.

For those of you in my past, present and future. I need this more for myself.

This me for me Tom finally let go and move on with my life.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Make it a great day.

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