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From Trash To Treasure

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Today at 10:30pm will be 2 years since my Mom went to God and as I was laying there in bed this morning I was thinking about her and the things she loved doing so much and a thing that I HATED and was so EMBARRASSED of her doing was she garage sales.
When we were kids she would take us every Friday and Saturday and go to any she could find and she would always end up finding something that she viewed as treasure out when the seller viewed as trash and didn't see as valuable.

She was able to bring a new life to many things over my lifetime. And when I grew up I learned that there was nothing to be ashamed of in her going and today as I was laying there I realized Man O man I wanna be like that.

I wanna find treasure in others that have been cast off and thought of to be trashed by a cruel world. I wanna give hope to others who have lived thru what I have and help them heal.

Then I realized I am like that because I've been broken I can fully understand the power of wanting to be put back together so I use my words to help those who need to hear them the most.
My mom taught me many hard lessons in my life and most were hard than good but she was so loved by me even when she beat me down and she did that a lot.

I was thankful for the last few years of her life when I was able to finally have the Mom I had always wanted in her and be close with her. She had became my best friend.
That is the Mom I chose to remember.
I chose to remember the good times cause the bad times seem so small compared to the fullness those last few years gave to me.
Well Mom I know we always teased brother about you making him wear floaties to keep him safe but I never realized I had on my own floaties until today so I'm removing them and letting myself go into a place I've never been and I'm scared but yet I'm excited because for the first time in my whole life I finally feel like when I fall I know I have the strength to get back up now not to just lay there and wait as people walk over me.
I'm going to find my true calling, I'm not going to settle anymore for a mediocre job that doesn't help others I'm going to find something that helps build up and heal others like me even if its the last thing I do.
Thank you Mom for making me see the trash and the treasure
I'm convinced that I needed to be treated like trash to realized how much a treasure things are cause I'm the type of person who appreciates EVERYTHING and finds something good in everything and finds use for everything.
I really think I had to be broken to be truly fully whole.

I thank God for allowing me to remember the good times with Mom and healing my heart of the bad.
Thank you for allowing me to realize the treasure from the trash.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FREEBIRD7100 3/12/2013 4:08AM

    beautifully put. Great blog. Many times we dont see the treasures in life. But God shows them to us in many many ways. I am glad taht the Lord showed you that you are a treasure. To Him & to us. Bless you

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CLPURNELL 3/11/2013 8:14PM

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JUMPINJULIE 3/11/2013 8:00PM

    Thank you for sharing. emoticon

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LILORITA 3/11/2013 8:41AM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing, its so touching.

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HA_MONICA83 3/11/2013 7:12AM

    thank you for sharing....made me tear up....(((hugs)))

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JILLYBEAN3628 3/10/2013 10:58PM

    I, too, lost my mom (11 years ago). She also loved garage sales...finding all kinds of tiny knick knacks that are still displayed around the house. She once picked up something for a quarter that turned out to be a collectible item that my dad was able to sell for $250. She never missed a table at the sales after that.

I really enjoyed your analogy of trash and treasure, and I agree that your mom would be proud of you! emoticon

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DAWNSJOURNEY 3/10/2013 10:44PM

    I am so glad your healing and forgiving.. Forgiveness really sets you free. .


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PLATINUM755 3/10/2013 9:16PM


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TOTHEFUTURE1 3/10/2013 6:25PM

    Lovely tribute to your Mum and a turning point for you too.

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NANCYPAT1 3/10/2013 4:41PM

    Lovely, beautiful blog and the memories and lessons you are learning would make your mom smile on you. You have come a long way, BABY, and are headed in the right direction to go much further.

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COCK-ROBIN 3/10/2013 3:44PM

    You are a treasure!

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KKLENNERT809 3/10/2013 2:45PM

    A nice blog in your mother's honor. I enjoyed it and hope that I can enjoy many more years with my mom and dad.

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MIRFA71 3/10/2013 2:43PM

    Beautiful blog. emoticon

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STAREYES723 3/10/2013 1:36PM

    This is a nice tribute to your mom and it helps you grow and learn also, which is what you are doing. Great job and good luck on your future endeavors.

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WORKNPROGRESS49 3/10/2013 12:41PM

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SARAHST0T 3/10/2013 12:36PM

    This is beautiful. emoticon

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MISSM66 3/10/2013 12:26PM

    you are emoticon I love stories like this, your Mom would be proud of you keep up the good work emoticon emoticon

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AWESOMECHELZ 3/10/2013 12:16PM

    Another great memorial for your mother. emoticon And, I LOVE garage sales! As you learned, you just never know what you will find. You hear stories of people who bought something for $2 that was worth thousands of dollars later on! You never know...Have a peaceful day, my friend. Love, Chelsea emoticon emoticon

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EAGLES_WINGS 3/10/2013 11:53AM

    You are a treasure! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SILVER_WOLF1221 3/10/2013 11:43AM

    Beautiful story!

I couldn't agree more with your statement of "I really think I had to be broken to be truly fully whole." I understand this completely. I'm sure your mom would be very proud of you. emoticon


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