To my fellow warriors-
I may not know that behind your brave smile there are tears, fears, pain and discouragement. I may not know you personally but my heart aches with yours, it carries your hope within it and is fighting right alongside you.
It can feel lonely walking this painful journey, but it doesn’t need to be.
Be brave. Allow others the opportunity to have empathy and walk with you. Life was not designed to be done alone. Find a community and cling to it. Absorb love and support. Then promise me, that when you are through the darkness you will be someone who shines your light on those who are in need. Shine so brightly that your joy radiates into the most hopeless of souls. Be the spark or the word that helps someone try one more time.
You are wonderful. You are stronger than you ever imagined being. You are perfectly designed. Your story is not over. You are doing everything in your power to find healing. You are so loved, and are never alone.
If you or anyone you know can use these words of love and encouragement send it to them. Your remembrance of their pain or struggle won’t hurt them. Ignoring their pain will. *above images were taken after 4 of my surgeries. All were to help me become a mother. The journey was long. It was exhausting and it was detestation often, but there is healing through trial. Strength and endurance. Commitment to yourself and to others. Now is my time to bless others and the fruit is so sweet. *