An old friend sent me an email today with a quote I found interesting. Thought I’d share it:
“Perhaps strength doesn’t reside in having never been broken…but in the courage required to grow strong in the broken places”
I have no idea where the words came from, so I can’t cite the source, my apologies.
It’s an interesting thought, no? But I think there is a twist the author has missed. I believe the real strength comes first from recognizing, acknowledging and “owning” the broken. I believe the courage it takes to finally say, “This needs to change,” or “I’ve had enough” or “I think they are right,” is monumental. This is not to diminish the courage and effort it takes to undergo change, but without that frightening, enormous, vulnerable first step, there would be no work to undertake.
A little heavy for a Friday, I know. But Benjamin surprised us with a raging ear infection yesterday afternoon at 4pm and blew our entire afternoon and night to hell and, well, I’m a little tired.
Also? It appears Benjamin is 15 months old and I haven’t recapped month’s 14 and 15. That is coming, stay tuned.
More also? Due to some sicko Internet thieves, I’ve changed my Flickr pictures of the kids to be seen only by friends and family. If you’d like to be added to that list of Very Important People, send me an email with your Flickr info and I’ll add you.
Happy Friday, and remember, NaBloPoMo doesn’t take weekends off, bitches!