I recently saw this image and it spoke volumes to me. I’ve had a lot of things happen over the last 3 years and I’ve let it dictate how things would go and how I would feel, partly grief mixed with depression. My story is a hard one but not as hard as some stories I’ve read from other #YSisters. I was lower than low on my Dad’s birthday August 12th and I let my grief hit me so bad I couldn’t function that day and was in a fog the rest of the week. You see I lost both parents very recently within the last 3 years. My life has changed so drastically since then, yes I’m still grieving and have some rough days but after seeing this graphic I’ve made a choice to stop focusing on what I’ve lost and start focusing on what I have left and the good in my life. This is a decision I have to walk out daily but I know will only make me stronger. Memories still hurt but I need to get past that, my parents were such a huge part of my life. I was so blessed to have them as long as I did, not everyone has had that blessing and it’s one I will cherish. I’m trying to forge on and make new memories for my family, my girls and let them know we are here for them like my parents were there for my brother’s and I. I don’t feel equipped most days so I’m faking it till we make it and hopefully something will stick. So on that note, here’s to a new chapter that is still being written and forged. I’m praying for a happy ending.
It’s amazing what 3 year olds pick up, our little ray of sunshine is very observant of people’s emotions especially her family. She knows when you’re having a bad day and tells you to be happy. This kid is a giant heart walking around ready to love on anyone. She picked up that our oldest is hard on herself the other day and said, “I love myself but she doesn’t, she needs to love herself.” I thought that was very profound for a 3-year-old. This kid LOVES the movie Inside Out and is always recreating her own versions of the characters in the movie. Hover over each photo to see which emotion she’s portraying for us. Grateful for my friend Jeannie Lee for capturing these photos.
Love this kiddo and our other daughter, I think we need to set a mission to just love on her until she loves herself more! ❤ wish us luck!
So on that note, be sure to LOVE yourself today. You are beautiful just the way you are. Have a great Labor Day!