When I look back at my life and all that I had gone through, it truly amazes me how much strength I have. At the time when I was going through the most difficult times of my life, I never stop to think that I would get through it; it was always how am I going to get through this and will I make it out alive, will my son be okay, how am I going to provide for us. Never once did I think that it was all going to be okay and to have faith. Not once!
Today as I write I am thinking about all the different events that occurred in my life and how scary they were. I look back and realize that I had a little person to take care of and make sure that he grew to be an amazing man. I look back at the difficult decisions I had to make to assure that my son and I were okay. As I look back at all those events I know that I am a Rock STAR and so are ALL OF YOU!!!
We are still standing...we did it...now it is time to give ourselves the love and the credit for the strength we created through our experiences. We have so much inside of us that we don't even realize. We can move mountains if we wanted and guess what; we already did, we just have not given ourselves the acknowledgement yet.
Each and every one of us is very unique. We have gifts that no one else has. However, somewhere along the road we have forgotten ourselves; we have lost the courage and the confidence in ourselves. Today, take the time to do a recap of all you have been through in your life. Don't go back and wallow in self pity, but go back and realize that you alone got yourself through whatever situation you were in. YOU DID IT!!! Then take that courage and confidence you had to learn and grow and give it to your today self as a gift and create whatever you want in your life.
"I'm still standing! So I guess that means, even at my worst moment in life, it was not my LIMIT, I can get through ANYTHING!" This is very powerful if you allow yourself the acknowledgement. Whatever it is that you want in your life, you can have it. All you have to do is gather up all that courage and confidence you already have and use it. Use those gifts that God gave you to live an amazing life. You don't have to be stuck where you are at; YOU CAN ALWAYS CHANGE IT!!!
Now I look at today and I look at my son and see what an amazing man he truly is. Frankie will be 23 years old this December and I am so proud of what I had gone through because he had learned how to keep going and fight for what he wants. He is a man who does not take things for granted, he is loving and kind and someone who knows the values of life. I am a proud mom and if it wasn't for all those tough times, we would not be the wonderful people we are today.
Until we meet again my friends...
With all my love...Rita