Have you ever had someone hit you so hard that when you fell over, it knocked the wind out of you?
From the beginning, right up to the very end-
has been a tumultuous year.
Punctuated by momentary periods of smiles and laughter.
I’ve learned things about myself that I never knew before; realized I had friends where I didn’t think I had any and have been both witness to as well as the direct recipient of- pure, unadulterated kindness, love and support in some of the most profound forms and from those whom I least expected.
Life is a journey.
And as tough as you may think you are-
As hard as you train-
The human heart is still fragile…
But sometimes, you discover that your spirit is stronger.
So, I pull the last loop through and stand up tall, stretching my arms to the sky.
I close my eyes one last time, allowing the last tears to roll down my cheeks.
And taking a deep breath, I slowly put one foot in front of the other and begin again.