I’ve written and re-written this same post about 15 times. I just can’t ever seem to type the right words in the right order.
But I’m typing right now from scratch and I am choosing to post it no matter if the words sound jumbled or I sound like a weirdo.
I spent the last several days in Las Vegas. Most people would be all “Party on Marion!” and I wish that were the case. But that will never truly be me and that city. I travel there so that Cooper can spend a couple days with his father. And every time those plane wheels hit that desert runway, my heart feels like it pauses and I can’t breathe.
I mean, do YOU have certain chapters of your life book that have left you feeling completely confused or broken? Well, I kinda believe we ALL do.
Everyone has a story whether they appear to or not based on outward appearances. Some bruises are just too far below the surface for others to see.
“Um…Marion?! Are you doing okay?”
Oh yes! I’m sorry. I go off on tangents as if I’m talking to you guys face to face. 😉 So the whole point of this post is YES! Standing here today, I am more than okay. We ALL become “okay” again when we take control of the typewriter and begin to write a new chapter that aligns with our hearts. Our hopes.
Troy took this photo of me looking out our window the other night. I don’t remember exactly what I was telling God at that moment (I kinda tell Him a lot…poor guy ;)) but I remember telling him that I am grateful for those hard chapters. I am grateful because without them, I wouldn’t have discovered an inner-strength I didn’t even know was there.
I SHARE this in hopes that it speaks to anyone else who might be going through a challenging time. You WILL be okay. The chapter you are in will end and a new one will follow. Just keep showing up with hope + determination + inner grace.
You’ll be ok.
xo – Marion