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My Story Is Far From Over.

My Story Is Far From Over.

Bit of a twofer for this post, since I wanted to partake in Five-Minute Friday and BlogHer's May 2015 cycle of Nablopomo. Ambitious? Eh, for me, maybe, but I do believe it's just what I need to climb out of the doldrums and jumpstart my creativity.

First up, I'm writing for five minutes using the prompt, meet.

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This week was one of the most difficult weeks I've ever endured because it seemed to challenge me on every single level simultaneously. I battled sleep-deprivation, gastrointestinal discomfort, rowdy kiddos, and internal emotional turmoil. It was definitely one for the record books!

Today, though, was the hardest, as my spirit hurtled full-speed into a wall of disbelief so thick, so unyielding, it broke my heart into jagged, angry shards. As I fought the urge to punch, bite, spit, kick, and scream rage-induced obscenities, I became conscious of the fact that I'd been fighting a realization I'd known for months. Instead of meeting it head-on, I'd chosen to dance around it, allowing my fragile psyche to fantasize about relationships transformed and genuine love freely offered. Seeing evidence to the contrary up close in black and white, however, signaled the completion of an unexpectedly tumultuous and tragic chapter. 

Now that this part of my life is finished, I am free to let go, move forward, and accept His divine healing because my story is far from over.

They tried to bury us. They didn't know we were seeds.

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Next, I've chosen to do the photo portion of Nablopomo, the prompt for which is focus

I took this photo of my one year-old daughter as she was crawling on me, attempting to make her way to my face in order to cover it with kisses or scratch it bloody, depending on her mood. 

Have a great weekend, folks!

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