come into my closet, come under my bed, where you'll find me hiding,
the fear in my head.

abuse in the past, now, where do i start, making my future,
healing my heart.

crushed, and broken, falling fast-
needing comfort, make it last.

Friday, March 27, 2009

He's Not Heavy, He's My Brother!

We were in Yellowstone for a vacation
a few summers ago.
Son #3, the baby, at 4 years old
got SO tired he couldn't walk
any further.

His brother, age 6, Son #2

carried him the rest of the way...

Thanks for being my blogger friends!!!,
and carrying me through the tough times.
I love your laughs, your smiles, your friendship!

Sometimes we come upon a situation or a person who needs to be lifted up and carried for a bit. It may be a family member, a loved one, a friend, or it might even be a stranger. But, whoever it is, somewhere deep down in our heart and soul we know we want to reach out to them. At the same time, our minds may be telling us it is not our problem; they created their own problem, and there will be no gratitude or reward . . . but our hearts continue to reach out.

It is during these situations that we have to go with our hearts. We don't know if our reaching out will create a permanent solution for them, nor do we know how they will handle the outcome. We just have to reach out, lift up and share their load. In doing this we will gain the extra strength we need. The load will not be heavy, and if we can give them comfort or make even the slightest difference in their life, that alone should be our reward.

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
by Neil Diamond
click here to listen to the song and read the lyrics


G-Man said...

We all need a little help now and then. And I've found that in Bloggerville, there is an abundance of caring and comforting people. It's a give and take place, and you will find solace, drama, lies, love, joy, escape... anything you seek!

....I love Yellowstone! It's one of America's Gems. Think about doing another 55 next week, OK?

LeShel said...

love you

Lula said...

Thank you!

Mama Zen said...

I love this!

Just Be Real said...

Mile, been thinking about you dear one.
Thank you dear for being my blogger friend also. Love the sweet brother picture! I didn't know Neil Diamond recorded that song. Only one I knew were The Osmonds. Blessings.

April_optimist said...

I love the picture and knowing your sons are so close. I also love knowing you are in my life.

Colleen said...

I love that song. And I love your post. God bless.

Cat said...

I adore how my boys look after one another - and care for each other. As a mom it makes me feel like I did better than my mother was able to do - and that makes my life all worthwhile...

I adore you - have a great week!

si tu veux said...

thanks cat. i need to be thankful and thinking of that right now while i am in the middle of raising them.

colleen. neil is my favorite, and I find great peace in his music. seals my soul...and i mean seals...but he heals it too. so good, so good, so good.

april...i love having you in my life too. thanks.

just be real. you are so wonderful...and it is so good to have you here.

mama zen...peace. love...hugs. are welcome. and thanks for all you lifts me.

LeShel..I LOVE YOU TOO. thanks for still coming here. miss you.
xoxoxxx said it is amazing, this world of healing and lifting one another.

ps: this is my private log on...but it is still me. love to you all..

mile191, hope, hugs. xoxoxxx

Just Be Real said...

Good to hear from you Mile! Blessings dear one!

Mena said...

That is a really beautiful statement and so very true. I hope everythings been good for you! and if you ever need me you knnow where to fine me :)

who I was, who I am, who I plan to be...

i am trying to heal from severe childhood sexual, emotional,
physical, and mental abuse; and abandonment.

this is my story.

i have good and bad days, and some days the odds seem insurmountable.
i cling to the hope that healing will come to mend the shatter pieces of my heart, mind and body.

mile 191, well, you will understand as you read along.
mile 191, portions of my past have a link on the top right.
mile 191, bottoms up. hears to you and to me.

please, if you know me, just let me know you found me. i need honesty. (and please do not use personal names)
if you want to follow my story, please try to heal with me.
if you want to share with me, please do.
i will post bits of my pain as i can, and leave it here.
i once thought that i would publish...i haven't had the courage.

this is my closet, you are welcome to come in.
just know this is my refuge, healing takes place here,
maybe it will be a refuge to you too.

Quotes from Suvivors United - Standing Strong Together Against Abuse

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
Eleanor Roosevelt

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
Helen Keller

Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington

When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard, ' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?'
Sydney Harris

Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans

Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thanks CORNUT32! ♥

What a sweet award....and thanks for creating something so wonderful that can be passed along to bloggers who are indeed making a difference by sharing their lives.

I invite all my faithful and dear blogger friends to take this award. You indeed have made a difference in my life.

Thank you so much for being with me on my journey to heal....mile 191