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.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Hey...I am Back!!!

Sailing to Stingray Bay, Cayman Islands

Thanks everyone for your greetings while I have been away. I have a lot of homework to be doing and then I hope to come by and say hello to everyone. I have just one week of school left, and came back really behind. I noticed a couple of awards for me. THANK YOU. So sweet, really, and I do want to check in with you all. I miss knowing what is up and being there to support, and being supported by y'all.

Do hope you have a happy week...end, and when I get some time I will come read and catch up and say a personal hello.

Thanks for still being here for me.
And to those of you who are new here,
hanks for taking the time to read and cry and care.
I hope to return the favor.
We are all in places in our lives
that hurt and ache and
sometimes celebrate great moments.
I appreciate the place you each hold in my life.
Thanks for celebrating this
adventure that I have been on,
a vacation from the pain of my past.

I am doing pretty well.

I came home with a bad cold. We got stranded there for a day, it wasn't bad but exhausting....It was a lovely time all together. As you can see, beautiful.

I will post some sunrise/sunsets for you all, and some stories, and some of my guts soon. But for now...HOMEWORK is demanding my attention...

....and my kids are getting what is left, they need me right now.


Prayer Girl said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. It always means a lot to me to hear from you.

That's just as it should be....your kids come first before us bloggers. But how thoughtful of you to let us know from this blog how things are going.

Cruising - what great fun. We loved our cruise last October and are planning another one October 2010.

Love you as always and prayers for you,
Prayer Girl

Cat said...

Wonderful pictures - how fun! Welcome back to you!

healandforgive said...

Your vacation looks fabulous!

Welcome back!

Marj aka Thriver said...

That crystal blue water looks fabulous. Welcome back. I'm glad you had a good time. Good luck with that homework.

CFlover said...

Im so glad you had fun!!! The pics are amazing!!

Prayer Girl said...

Wanted you to know I just gave you an award. You can see it on my blog.

Love Ya,

SapphireDreams said...

Welcome Back!!
Beautiful Pics! Missed you, your thoughts, posting, & your caring words that you share so often.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

(((sigh)))) I can feel the beauty of this pictorial experience!!!

Just Be Real said...

Sooooo glad to have you back! You were truly missed. Those pictures are awesome and looks like you really did enjoy yourself dear one! Thank you for sharing!

VICKI IN AZ said...


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