Affirmations · awareness · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · encourage · Faith · family · friends · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · Uncategorized · WLS

Woman

I’ve hated this woman. I’ve not loved her at full capacity. I’ve fed her lies & told her she wasn’t good enough and have allowed others to tell her she wasn’t good enough. I’ve allowed her to be broken. I’ve allowed others to treat her disrespectfully.

I’ve allowed her to run through brick walls & battle for others who won’t even stand for her. I couldn’t stop individuals from abandoning her, yet I’ve seen her get up and stand to be a light to the world & love others despite all that. I have stood paralyzed by fear while she fought battles in her mind, heart and soul.

This woman has screwed up many times as a mom, or as a friend, because she doesn’t always say or do the “right things”. She has a smart mouth, and she has secrets. She has scars… because she has a history.

Some people love this woman, some like her, and some people don’t care for her at all.

She has done good in her life. She has done bad in her life. She goes days without makeup, or shaving her legs. She doesn’t get dressed up very often. She is random and sometimes silly. She will not pretend to be someone she is not. She is who she is.

Every mistake, failure, trial, disappointment, success, joy, and achievement has made her the woman she is today.

You can love her or not. But if she loves you, she will do it with her whole heart, and she will make no apologies for the way she is.

This Woman is a WARRIOR. She’s not perfect but she has a lot of WORTH! She’s UNSTOPPABLE. Gracefully broken but beautifully standing. She is loved. She is life. She is transformation. She is Grace. She is BRAVE!

She is a child of God!

Ladies, I dare you to put this on your status, with a picture of yourself, If you’re proud to be who you are. Copied from social media…and to be honest…I don’t remember where.

Blessings.

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Advice · encourage · family · friends · Momma Advice · Uncategorized · Work-job

Rowing

know your circleI am so very grateful for my circle, my friends, and my family.  However, being aware of possible sinking isn’t a bad thing either.

Do you know who is rowing in your boat or drilling the holes?

Blessings.

 

 

2019 · Besties · Couple Time · friends · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · Uncategorized · Weekend Trips

Defense

This weekend I am able to spend some time with my Besties.

Work has been crazy, good crazy, and I am ready to spend time with friends.

Hubby’s are going as well, and we are in Tallahassee. Not sure what we are doing, but I know it will be a good weekend.

What kind of adventure would the above picture say about you? Do you have people you can be crazy with? Or feel they bring out your best?

Blessings!

2019 · Affirmations · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · encourage · family · friends · lupus · Uncategorized · WLS

Comfort Zone

This applies to so many things in my life right now.  I am trying to focus on dealing with challenges and problems, and I think I am locked in.  Although I float between the Learning Zone and Fear Zone with the self-confidence, I am building in that area.

My swings apply to my Lupus, weight loss, health in general, work and then life (family and friends).  I feel pulled in so many directions, and want everyone to be happy with me, I forget to be happy with myself.  Staying in the Fear Zone is something I do not want to do.   It seems I don’t consciously think that I am there.

Today I put myself out there…extending my comfort zone.  I spoke up for myself, and felt validated afterwards.  It is so hard, especially when I think others have a preset idea.  It is good to be heard, listened to, and acknowledged for my thoughts and ideas.

Presenting myself in a way that speaks self-confidence, I have gained more self-confidence.  Ironic really, and now I want to grow more.

What zone do you linger in?  How have you conquered your personal growth or not?

Blessings today and always.

 

Besties · encourage · family · friends · Grateful · Quotes · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · thankful · thoughts · Uncategorized

Dark/Light

Thankful for those that love me and put up with my day to day crap. Thankful for those friends who tend to me regardless of my situation.

Thankful.

2019 · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Depression · family · friends · Grief · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · thoughts · Uncategorized · WLS

There

Trying to stay in the moment. Shari is the one in the middle, and Hank’s precious wife. I love these women. Yesterday was a hard day, but glorious in the way Hank touched so many lives. I am thankful for being his friend.

What I don’t like is how I look in this picture. I feel as though I am huge. I know that I shouldn’t even be thinking this but when I first saw this I immediately thought about my size.

There. We were there when we needed to be. I will be there when I need to be for Shari and her family. I need to just to not obsess about this. Ugh!

Struggling.