In spite of it all


In spite of it all...


In spite of the failed relationships and a broken heart, your life is still your own. In spite of the frustrations and the to do list that never seems to end, your life will always be your own. In the face of isolation, devastation, emptiness, disappointments, and hurt, you will still ALWAYS have a choice to make. You will be tempted to back away from wholeness and constantly enticed to take shortcuts...that turn into detours... which lead to long roads... that open up to dreams that are deferred. As lost as you may feel in these moments of despair, you will always have a choice to make. Life or death? Fight or Silence? Grow or Fail? In spite of it all...


I became a single mother 9 years ago and from that day in 2008, I’ve made choices (many of which were sacrifices). However, what I have learned to do bravely and in the face of rejection, is to always, in my many choices, live my best life possible. Never to forsake myself and never teaching my child that when you become a mother you cease to matter. This has allowed me , even when healing from hurt, to be my highest self. I have also allowed myself the patience to make mistakes, although society tells me I should be perfect.

I have learned during this beautiful masterpiece called life, that In spite of it all, my life, my courage, and my strength are all my own.