What You Don’t See

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words and I whole-heartedly agree.  In this photo you may see a woman with a smile on her face, but what you don’t see is a woman who:Pic Mighty copy

Faced the toughest season of her life over the past three years.

Is trying to keep her head above the water while going through a long and extremely painful divorce.

Struggles to combat an autoimmune disease invisible to others yet very loud to her.

Used to feel invisible.

Cannot begin to figure out how one of the people she thought she knew best has become unrecognizable.

Feels isolated and often lonely due to the demanding schedule that comes along with meeting the needs of her family members.

Is often in physical discomfort and has had to learn to adjust to her new body and lifestyle and sometimes feels sad about it.

Carries so much worry and hurt and would do anything for all of it to go away.

Has dropped to her knees in tears and prayer begging for peace in her life and answers to her problems.

Wishes her children did not have to undergo such pain and confusion because of a failed marriage or an unhealthy one when intact.

Is brokenhearted watching her kids struggle, each in their own way.

Feels she has to face so much of this alone, even though she is not.

Found out in a hurtful way who her true friends were.

A woman who:

Knows with every being of her body that she has become a better person because of all of this.

Believes that as painful as it is that this is her path and it will continue to lead her to her true purpose and place in life.

Has spent a lot of time working on herself and discovering who she is and where she needs to go.

Believes so deeply in God that she feels it is with his Grace alone that she has made it through any of it.

Feels extremely lucky and blessed to have been given the life she has and the people in it.

Fought tooth and nail to get healthy and regress her autoimmune disease to a point that she didn’t know was possible.

Wakes up with a fire in her that cannot be put out.

Looks in the mirror and sees her worth.

Put her all into losing 30 pounds and realized how important it is to make it a priority to care for herself.

Wakes up every day and thinks about how grateful she is for her life and her two extraordinary children.

I could go on and on about all the things that you don’t see when you look at that picture.  What you really don’t see is how hard I fought to become her.

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  1. Sharon Nieminski
    2 years ago

    Well written & truthful. Raw honesty!! Wish it all wasn’t true but I know it is. But through the Grace of God you are AMAZING!!

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