Archive | January, 2012

A Real Man…

26 Jan

I wanted to share this with you – someone posted this on my FB page and I believe it is worth re-posting on my blog :  HUGS!

 

A man who is nothing but a bully will look at a woman who has been abused and see something damaged so that he can continue to treat her the same, because why treat her better?

A real man will look at a woman who used to be abused and see that she is a FIGHTER, treat her with KINDNESS and LOVE, but CHALLENGE her to be STRONGER by showing her she is CAPABLE of being LOVED and also WORTHY of it!

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Thankful…

26 Jan

I am sooo thankful for what God has done in my life!!!  While it was not always easy – it was my journey to take.  I now find myself in a place where I am enjoying me, myself and I!!!!  I love the words to Kelly Clarkson‘s new song – “STRONGER” – I know that I am stronger for what I have gone thru this past  year.  While I may not have enjoyed it – it allowed me to get to know and LOVE me!!!!  I have learned to love the person that I have become outside of my “toxic relationship” that I was in for 6+ years.  While I will always love that person to some degree,  I know without a shadow of a doubt that I am in a much better place without him!!!  He is now re-married and I wish him nothing but the best!

For me I know that the best is yet to come!!!  I have know idea when or who – but I know that God has an amazing plan for my life – he has already brought so many wonderful people into my life that I cherish and I would never have met any of them,  had I not been strong enough to leave my toxic relationship once and for all!  I deserve to be happy and in a healthy relationship, I know  I will be in one  when the right person comes into my life someday.

I have learned on my journey to love and trust myself.  Friendship must always come first in a new relationship!  Without it , what do you have???  It is sooo important to truly be friends first and just let things happen slowly and naturally – the way God intended.  There is no need for rushing into things – that is what got me into trouble in my second marriage.  While it was not always bad – I did learn a lot about myself and for that I will be forever grateful.  I have grown into this woman who loves life, her kids, her friends, co-workers and customers. I have a bucket list and I am looking forward to crossing things off as I conquer each item!! Life is about living!!!  I would rather have one day with the people who truly love me for me – my authentic self – than pretend to be someone I am not – or trying to please someone for their own selfish needs.

Had I not gone thru what I had for the past 6+ years, I would never have found the true me!  I love the woman I have become and I know that God is NOT done with me yet and my journey will continue!  I am cancer free and I will live life one day at a time and take NOTHING for granted! Life is a gift that is to be treasured and that is how I intend to live my life!

Thank you for your encouragement and friendship – stay tuned – I will be writing poetry again – just waiting for the right words and topics – because what I write is so personal, I want to make sure that my words inspire you to be the best!  You deserve it!

Hugs and much love

Cheri

 

 

 

 

Happy New Year!!!!

17 Jan

Well I am so glad that 2011 is finally behind me!!!  What a year!!  Divorce, Cancer, then I am Cancer free then I find out the first of this year, that it’s back!!!  Well, that’s just the way life is.  I know that I will be OK!!!  God is on my side and he will get me through this.   What does not kill us makes  us stronger!!!  I am stronger today than I was yesterday and tomorrow I will be stronger than I was today!! I am so grateful for my family, friends, co-workers and each and everyone one of you!!  It’s your stories and comments that inspire me every day!!!  I Thank you!

Thank you all who are following my blog – my apologies for no new postings this year – the poetry writing is a little dry at the moment, but I know things are brewing!!!

Happy New Year and may 2012 be your best year yet!!  I know it will be mine!!!  HUGS to all of you!!!

 

Cheri

 

 

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