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When the rubber meets the road

Saturday, January 05, 2019

My whole life has been healthy, caring and doing for others. Driving others to appointments and doing things for them. Now I sit with books knowing my lifestyle has to change and it is up to me. Amazing how one incident can change so much. One diagnosed underlying disease and no repairing the damage. Like old battle scars that never heal. Now I know more than ever I really need to up my game and be an advocate for my daughter and her future. Just as a grief cycle when experiencing a loss, there are cycles of a parent whose child has been sexually assaulted. Stress has taken its toll, and now to use that energy, that drive, to look beyond myself and her and to focus to the future of others. I can’t change my body but I can use my body for change. I Needed to be totally down so I could get refueled to build back up.
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  • NOMI_822
    I'm here for you. I came to leave a Thank you for reading my blog yesterday and saw you had a new blog but didn't know about all this. Definitely "Me" Time is in order, make it a goal for a week to take even 10 minutes a day just for yourself. In situations where I'm totally stressed I remind myself "if it doesn't kill me it is making me stronger." You are strong and you know you can do it Make a plan, Take a stand and Take care of business. I'm here if you need to talk or whatever girlfriend!! emoticon emoticon
    788 days ago
  • LDYHAZ
    This is a grief cycle for you too. Sending you a big virtual hug. How is your husband doing? I am thinking of you. I have been and wondering what was going on. Still feel just awful that I didn't check your page. Was waiting for those email notices that would tell me when you had a blog entry. This morning I check and... Bam! Your plate is so full I pray that there is some light and relief.
    789 days ago
  • DOVESEYES
    Remember to have some 'you' time so you have something to give others :)
    789 days ago
  • SLIMMERJESSE
    Wonderful spirit. Great blog.
    790 days ago
  • DYMONDCLAY
    You can do it
    790 days ago
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