I won’t give up …

When I look into your eyes
It’s like watching the night sky
Or a beautiful sunrise
There’s so much they hold
And just like them old stars
I see that you’ve come so far
To be right where you are
How old is your soul?

I won’t give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I’m giving you all my love
I’m still looking up

And when you’re needing your space
To do some navigating
I’ll be here patiently waiting
To see what you find

‘Cause even the stars they burn
Some even fall to the earth
We’ve got a lot to learn
God knows we’re worth it
No, I won’t give up

I don’t wanna be someone who walks away so easily
I’m here to stay and make the difference that I can make
Our differences they do a lot to teach us how to use
The tools and gifts we got yeah, we got a lot at stake
And in the end, you’re still my friend at least we did intend
For us to work we didn’t break, we didn’t burn
We had to learn how to bend without the world caving in
I had to learn what I’ve got, and what I’m not
And who I am

I won’t give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I’m giving you all my love
I’m still looking up
Still looking up.

I won’t give up on us (no I’m not giving up)
God knows I’m tough enough (I am tough, I am loved)
We’ve got a lot to learn (we’re alive, we are loved)
God knows we’re worth it (and we’re worth it)

I won’t give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I’m giving you all my love
I’m still looking up

I absolutely LOVE this song right now!

Chaos…

I don’t know where this particular post is headed, I just feel the need to write..

I’ve done a lot of reflecting the last couple of weeks, a lot of praying and spending one on one time with God. I’m standing firm in what I have been praying for even though a lot of people do not agree with what I want, but I know what God has put into my heart, I know what I have prayed about for over a year , maybe two.. always patiently waiting for God’s perfect timing not mine but never once doubting that I would receive what I had been praying for. Always trusting both God and him. I’ve prayed for which path to take.. many times feeling pulled in two different directions, God has never steered me wrong.

 

Five weeks ago my life was turned upside down by what seemed like an endless array of events. I have never been so low in my life. First my brother calls and while I won’t discuss the details of the phone call, it ended with him cussing me out and hanging up on me because I stood my ground and stuck up for my niece and nephews. I haven’t talked to him since. A couple of days later my mom moved out, she had been living with me since my dad died 4 years ago, a day after that my daughter got dissed at prom, a day after that, the man I love more than I have ever loved anyone in my life broke up with me after 6 years, the day after that was my first born son’s birthday/death day.. he would have been 18 years old .. lowest of low .. one kick and knock down after another just knocking me lower and lower and lower … I have been through A LOT in my life including losing and burying 2 children and a divorce … but this low was the lowest I’ve ever felt…. when I needed someone most .. no one was there .. not truly there.. no one but God. God has never left me and if I’ve learned one thing in my life it’s that no one and I mean no one is ever there for you 100% of the time .. no one except God. Learn to rely and depend only on yourself and God.

 

I won’t say my friends weren’t there because they were and I know they meant well ❤ but only God truly knows what my heart and soul feel .. no words can make it better .. it doesn’t help when someone says “you deserve better’ “God has something better” or “don’t lose who you are chasing someone who doesn’t care” or even “Don’t look back”

1. Unless you know how well he treated my daughter and I, you couldn’t possibly know he is the best.. there is no better in my heart or eyes.

2. Unless you know what I have been faithfully praying for and about for a long time, you couldn’t possibly know God had already sent me the best

3. Don’t lose myself? I know who I am, I know what I want, I know how precious life is, I haven’t changed that … just that he brings out the best in me and I would like to think I bring out the best in him .. one of the best things about being with him .. is I never had to be someone I wasn’t and he never had to be someone he wasn’t.

4. He doesn’t care about me? I find that hard to believe after 6 years and all the little things he would do for me … it’s the little things that mean the most … always making sure I had bottled water to drink, giving up his side of the bed for me, giving up UK basketball tickets for time with me, many times of dinner and just quality time together, meetings halfway between here and there even though neither one of us could truly financially afford it, loaning his car so I could have my trip to Florida safely and the list goes on and on .. YEAH I think he CARES!

5. Don’t look back? Seriously? There are children involved , how does one not look back? I love these children as much as I love their dad and I will not turn my back on them just to save my own heart.. I am not selfish. I don’t want to erase the past, it’s not like it was ever bad, I can count on ONE hand how many times we have had disagreements over the past 6 years. Always good and good times.. NO I will not give up and walk away just to save my own heart.

 

My point is .. in the middle of all this chaos… I still completely love him and I know in some people’s eyes that is completely insane but unless you can know what my heart and soul feel, you can’t possibly understand. So please don’t judge me for sticking up for him, I only know what my heart and soul feel.

 

 

 

 

My Children …

To my 2 children who are in Heaven: I love you both so much! I hope as your sister dances for you on Sunday you will be looking down on her, showering her with the love I know you have for her. She has been through a lot for such a young girl and even though she never had the chance to meet either of you, she loves you both so much. You are in a far better place, where you know no hurt or pain, always watch over your little sister ❤

 

To my other 4 children: I love you all so much, even though 3 of you are not biologically mine, you have been mine for 6 years and I love you just the same as mine. I want nothing but the best for you in this crazy thing we call life. There will always be ups and downs, a wild roller coaster ride for sure, but if you can trust God he will always get you through. I will always be here for you, for the good times and the bad, I will always love you through the good choices and the bad. You are all beautiful inside and out, never believe any different.

Encouragement …

I don’t like it when the people I love most are hurting and let’s face it, I haven’t been a ball of sunshine myself lately but I try to put the things I’m going through aside to be there for the ones I love. I just wanted to post some words of encouragement that I have found since I truly do not have my own words right now. My encouragement has been prayer and lots of it!

“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. “ ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States of America 

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” ~ Henry Ford, American Industrialist, Founder of Ford Motor Company

“It’s not whether you get knocked down. It’s whether you get up again.” ~ Vince Lombardi, American Football Coach

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. “ ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe, American Abolitionist and Author

If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.” ~ Mary Pickford, Canadian-born Actress, co-founder of United Artists

“… fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” ~ Almighty God; Isaiah 41:10

“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.” ~James, the brother of Jesus Christ; James 1:12

Jeremiah 29:11 (KJV) For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

NEVER EVER GIVE UP!!

Unconditional Love…

To love without conditions.. to accept someone for who they are without trying to change them.. to be there with them through all the storms in life no matter what is going on in your life at the moment… to love them no matter how much they have hurt you .. to support and encourage them in this crazy thing called life, to forgive them, to keep loving through it all ..

 

Some people might call it insanity 🙂

 

Hello world!

Welcome to my blog on my personal thoughts about life and love 🙂 No idea what this place will turn out to be as life and love seems to be the wildest roller coaster ride I’ve ever been on! At times it will be funny, sad, serious, uplifting, spiritual, encouraging, and even heart breaking,  but it will never be anything but REAL! Life is hard and unfair …