Women can be intimidating. Women can be soft. Women can be hard. Women can be strong. Women can be funny. Women can be the center of a family. Women can be emotional. Women can be the breadwinner. Women can be the reason that no one forgets lunch and has clean clothes. Women can be the CEO of a company. Women can be the CEO of a household. Women are the backbone of the family. Women are the center of the world.
Social media can be your best friend or your #1 enemy. To cope with the garbage that I’m being put through I’ve decided to be as transparent as possible via social media/my blog. Some may see it as me airing my dirty laundry; some may see it as pathetic; some may see it as a cry for attention; or some may see it as a source of strength because they don’t feel so alone in their journey.
My dirty little secret…the day that my Irish Idiot’s attorney had me served with divorce papers, I thought and over-thought, and thought some more about every feeling…… Read more “a surprising place of strength”
I will never forget getting the phone call from my dad to tell me that my mom had been diagnosed with breast cancer. It wasn’t something readily discussed 17 years ago so it was not only a shock to my emotions but also to my brain. What was this?
And that’s the day I knew I had turned a corner. I no longer want to talk about him or what could have been. I no longer missed him.
In the end, the biggest thing to remember is to be patient with us. We are trying to get to the point where none of this hurts anymore and a place of acceptance, but it’s going to take a little while because we didn’t want our life to turn out like this.
I’ve had some REALLY great moments in the past couple of months – things that have made my upcoming divorce tolerable. I’ve lived so much ‘life’ in the past four months and it’s all shown me just how much I really have to be thankful for.
My little lady is so much stronger than I could ever wish to be. And she doesn’t even know how strong she is. I sit and tear up sometimes just watching how care free she is because she has no clue how much her father and his family don’t want to play an active, healthy, role in her life. They only play an active role when they are ready to or choose to or have time to or have money to.
And until then, I’ll just enjoy being with me – the person I was meant to be with for the rest of my life.
A hurricane is nothing compared to what some parents have to deal with. Some parents are sitting by bedsides praying for one more year, one more month, one more day to hold their child. The pain that a parent feels when they are told that their child has cancer has got to be the most excruciating pain that anyone could go through. Forget my divorce…I would give that any day to make sure that my children will be healthy for the rest of their lives.