Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Walk with me.


It's a comfortable place in my life when I am able to truly be at ease in my own skin. This blog represents my true self, and true journey in life. Although I do not define myself by being abused for years in the past, I am learning to embrace those experiences as part of my authentic self. Those experiences have led me to this road I am traveling now, and the more true I am to the very real trials I face, my healing will multiply, and I will be able to over come all of the obstacles in my path.

Did you notice I'm not set to private? I'm not crazy, I swear, although you might be wondering after all of the fuss and talk. In my hopes to "cut off" my "parents" I realized that no matter how hard I try to remove my life for theirs, they are going to hear news of my family. They will see photographs that other family possess, they are bound to hear if I have more children, they are bound to hear my family news. I have decided that if they find this blog, then let this blog stand as a witness that I have chosen to not be silenced. A witness that I am happy, that I have over come, that I am not bound my their chains. Let this blog be a witness of how proud I am to claim my past as my truth, and let this blog witness that I am every thing with out them.

I also decided that there is immense power in sharing. Not only for myself, but for other women whom may become bonded to myelf by my story. Sharing allows the truth to be known so that others may unit to journey through this life together. Unit in a way that will remind us that we are not alone. I do not want to close that door for myself, dis-allow myself to continue to meet and know other women I admire and love. There is true strength to be drawn from you and others that I hope to meet.

Welcome to my new home, let's walk.

19 comments:

just jamie said...

Oh Misty, I'm sooo coming along. You *should* be comfortable in your own skin. You're beautiful. You have a story. You have a past. But, more importantly, you have a future. I can't wait to see how it unfolds, and hopefully, be a part of your journey.

Love you.

Keep going.

Lori said...

Strength can be found in many places. Showing that you are not afraid to be yourself. That no one can hurt you again. And that you have moved on to be a better person because of what you've endured is the best way to say hello world... look at me!

Thank you for inviting me over to your new location!

just jamie said...

P.S. I love your profile text. Strong woman!

And, I love your sweet little baby Misty picture. Wish I could hug that little girl.

RJTrue said...

Hi friend,

I will join you, of course.

That's what friends do.

Much love.

Are You Serious! said...

♥ Everything you said makes so much sense! It's been so great getting to know you and your family!

Holly said...

You rock! You inspire me so much. I am incredibly proud of you for taking this stand and taking back your life. You are one amazing woman Misty. I am so glad to call you friend.

Anonymous said...

Hey Sweetie! Hope all is well! I will enjoy reading up on your journey through motherhood :) Amy Lea

Eliot's Mom said...

So glad you're sharing. People (including myself!) need to hear your story and feel your strength. Keep givin' us hope and laughs and all that you've given us in the past! And above all, keep posting pictures of your sweet little ones! It allows me to feel a little part of their life still!
Love and miss you,
Monica

Kami said...

YOU are amazing. This post is amazing.

Do you know why?

Because depite the childhood your survived, you have a beautiful loving heart that shines through with each word you type.

I am priveledged to share in your world. But I may or may not be able to spell:-)

Thanks for allowing me along for the ride!

And your reasons for not going private are fantastic. You have such a great head on your shoulders.

PokeyAnn said...

Powerful, isn't it, and terrifying. I miss you sooo much! Hope to call you soon!

Cecily R said...

Ah, Misty! I would love to walk with you...and sometimes we will skip and dance.

What a great post. You shouldn't be silenced and and you should be comfortable where you are. It's a good place. You are an inspiration to us all.

Christine said...

I love your blog picture. I agree in the power of sharing. I'll definitely be coming back.

Lei said...

I am on my feet and I am applauding you.

xoxo

Anonymous said...

Hey girl...you are an amazing woman and I feel honored to have you in my life. I look forward to following your blog, and who knows, you may even inspire me to create my own. Love ya!!

Nicole Young-Craney

Ashley said...

Thank you so much for the invite to come over to your new blog. I think you are very strong and it inspires me to do better too! I am glad you made the decision that was best for you.

LaskiGal said...

I'm with you. All. The. Way.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Sent her by Jamie. You will be happy you did this. The blogosphere is full of the most wonderful, supportive women. You go girl!

Amy said...

Misty, your strength continues. I, too, am here with ya.=)

Danielle-lee said...

You are such a strong woman. Thank you for sharing with us, with me. I will gladly walk with you, or carry you.