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When Life Throws You Bullsh*t

I feel like this is advice my mom would give to me if she were here.
She loved to garden and rarely cussed, but she had such a goofy sense of humor!

The first time I saw this, I laughed, because I could totally see her saying this to me when I complain about the struggles of military life.
I can't believe it's been 10 years, momma.
10 years that I've managed to go on without you.
One day at a time.
It's been 10 years of figuring out who I am without you, how to carry on, how to adapt.

10 years of discovering a strength I didn't realize that I had.
I am forever changed by you, from the 22 years we had together, and now by the always-increasing years that we are apart.

I look at life a little differently since you left.
I know that tomorrow is never a guarantee for any of us.
I'm a little less hesitant to go for what I truly want. I worry a little less about what others think.
I feel like I've entered a sisterhood of (young) motherless daughters.

But on the …