I learned the most difficult lesson of my life yesterday.

I can lead you.  I can help you.  I can support you.  I can encourage, hold your hand and love you with all I have.  I can advocate on your behalf.  What I cannot do is make you want change for yourself.

“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.” ~ Kahlil Gibran


  1. Valley Girl said,

    November 9, 2007 at 6:31 pm

    Sounds like you had a big day yesterday. It sucks that certain things have to happen to teach us life lessons. I hope you and your daughter are o.k.

    Thinking of you,

  2. Autumn Storm said,

    November 9, 2007 at 7:18 pm

    Peculiar though it might be, traits considered undesirable in ourselves are often recognized as a strength in others. Perhaps that might be a way to show this someone what you see, by reflecting those qualities in others. Often times people are hardest on themselves, unforgiving and unaccepting. Sad, but true.

    Hope you guys are still moving on forward, that things are steadily getting better, and that you may have a lovely weekend, xo

  3. Trée said,

    November 10, 2007 at 3:41 am

    I open my arms to love. However, I’ve heard sometimes love will smack you over the head with a change purse. I’m just saying.

    Hey, race you to fedex. I hear Emily Booth may be there. 😉

  4. alan said,

    November 10, 2007 at 10:51 am

    I’ve seen this one a few times through the years…it never stops hurting…



  5. jlb said,

    November 11, 2007 at 4:58 pm

    and when a person is able to see what she, herself, has to do, she will remember those who love and support her…

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