Continuing to belt Keep Holding On.
I got up today with the words from a friend on my heart
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher
I faced my principal and explained my situation with Alex on some mornings. As soon as she realized I meant SOME mornings and not EVERY morning she was fine. (But the fear I felt at the look on her face before I realized she wasn’t understanding me – GAH.)
She was a single mom once upon a time, and she told me, “I smell what you are stepping in, we’ll get you through.”
She also told me, “Shit happens, we just keep moving forward.”
As Susan Niebur taught me – “Just do it afraid.”
And I am.
As much I have to do this on my own, I’m not alone. The bucks all stop here, but my supports are strong.
Today I am grateful for my people. For my people who are thriving who show me the way, for my people who are facing down their own intensities and have the grace to hold me up, for my people who get me, for my people who are so very busy with what is in front of them and still make the time for me.
Thank you for showing me through your words and actions that I am important to you. This road ahead ain’t easy, but you are the shock absorbers and the new tires to my sturdy capable vehicle.
Or some kind of prettier metaphor. 🙂
You *are* important. And I am so proud of the way you are making things work (even when it ain’t easy).
One step at a time. (((((hugs)))))
Keep walking, my friend.
I know you feel like you’re floundering and stumbling through, but you’re a damned inspiration to me. You get knocked on your ass and come back up swinging. I’ve been incredibly blessed to have you to talk to, to go through all of the crazy together.
Your posts always always touch me deep down inside. I hope that maybe one day I can grow up to be more like you.
Just keep swimming.
This was never my plan. See also: Scared. « Kaiser Mommy
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Looks like you are holding on quite well. <3