Sunday, November 28, 2010

On the Subject of Growing up ...

There are people in our lives who are family by choice. 
The girl who wrote the bio below,
is going to be 18 this spring.  I came across it tonight.
I have known her since she was a little girl. 
I am honored she calls me Aunty. 
And I am so proud of the young woman she has become. 
So proud that I asked to post her words. 

She's learned what it's taken a lifetime for some  to learn,
and well, some who still have yet to ...

We never know exactly
what we will find on our path,
we may know the direction,
and to learn to let that be enough is huge. 
Taking that first step is only the beginning of the beginning ...
... the rewards will be plentiful for that kind of bravery.


Hey there I'm .... :)
and im not your usual cup of tea :) 
I have been making alot of changes latley 
some people would call me fake but in reality im just growing up (: 
I have learned that hanging on to someone
who isn't adding value to your life, isn't loyalty,
that's stupidity, 
that telling someone the truth can feel like ripping off an old Band Aid. 
It stings at first, but in the end thefreash air helps heal the wound faster,
"By definition, love made you better than good enough; 
it redefined perfection to include your traits, instead of excluding them." 
I have worked hard to make changes in my life 
and i know that in the end it will all be worth it in the end. 
I'm no longer living in the past and making decisions because of what could of been,
because what could of been may never be what i would of wanted in my future.

[ did not edit her words, I wanted this as is ]

One Love. One Peace. Always and all ways.


La Table De Nana said...

I would have wanted "AS IS" too.
Love this.
So honest.

Kathleen (One Tree Past The Fence) said...

Me too, on both counts.

Shawn said...

This is awesome...she is going to grow up and be a-ok in life; I just know it...

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