Wednesday, June 10, 2009
When you want to save someone, start with yourself - and conversations from Mr. Strong during the early years
What do you think your mother will say about us?
When my first marriage ended, I stood taller. While my self-esteem had taken a beating, a renewed sense of confidence seeped in as I began to be true to my feelings.
What will your mother say about me being 14 years older than you?
When I dated, I had always been drawn to the underdog. To the boys and men who needed saving. It was my self-proposed plan to save them.
I never thought I could be a father figure to boys.
When the boys were born, I was a single mother. I just didn't get the credit for it until I was divorced. From the moment I saw them, I knew I would do whatever it took for them to make it in this world. No need to rely on any one. It was our own twisted version of us and them.
Please stay tonight. I really want you to stay.
When you are busy saving others, you don't have to worry about revealing the skeletons in your own closet.
I love you.
When you let your guard down, when you really let someone know you, it is healing. I never dreamed it would be me who needed saving.
Happy Anniversary, Mr. Strong! Thanks for saving me.