We have survived so much and we have much more to overcome.
Things have not always been easy for me.
I have been there…
On the ground, facing a dead wall and wondering where I lost track.
In a strange land and wondering how I got there. Doing anything to keep some people in my life. People I thought I would not survive without. Walking miles. Bending my back so they can cross to the other side. Putting myself last. And laying my clothes on the floor so they can cross safely. But I stopped. I took back my power and started living as per my worth.
I have been there, beating myself ruthlessly wondering where I missed a step. But I stopped. I am now kind to myself. I speak gently to my inner child. I let her know that she was a child on her way to adulthood. Learning how to take firm steps, how to be heard, and how to be remembered.
I have been there, heartbroken by unfulfilled expectations. Afraid of letting go, of being alone, and living with the very things that were killing me every day. I have been there, sedated by memories and tired of waiting for light. But I kept searching for light until I found it.
Maybe you’ve been there too. With a similar or a different kind of being lost, confused, tired, or desperate. But the thing is, none of us has stepped into each other’s shoes. None of us has felt the intensity of each other’s mental or emotional turmoil.None of us knows where it hurts for the most on teh other person…But we made it through; with or without help. We made it through the storms that were on our paths. We reached the peak of the mountain. We are on the safe shores. That makes us one. A family of fighters. Can you feel the bond?