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on this day...

3.04.2013


it is cold outside and the rain has decided to pay us a visit. it is not the best looking day as it is cloudy and gray, but a good day nonetheless.  a sweatshirt with leggings are my work attire as i sit at my desk being lucky enough to work from home today and forgo the rain gear and traffic.  the dog is curled up on her bed enjoying some peaceful sleep and my sweet boy is working away.

on this day, life seems to be good, however  my thoughts drift to someone i hope is ok and that life will be good to her too.

on this day,  i found out one of the mothers from the shelter has decided she is ready to leave and test out life as a single parent. she has decided it is time and that she must be an example to her daughter and create a new life for them on her own.

on this day, i am filled with a little worry and relief. i worry that she may face struggles and challenges that may try to claim her again. i worry conversations in her head will tell her to return to her old life because even though there was abuse that somehow,  it was an easier life than what she is about to face.

then there is relief.  relief in knowing she has a support system in place, people she can trust and many sending prayers her way. and my hope is an inner strength she may not have had will soon make its presence known.

on this day, i am going to say a little prayer.  a prayer for safety, peace, and love.  a prayer for strength and determination.  and a prayer that this single mom will be ok.

on this day, i am continuing this journey of my new life.
and on this day,  someone else is going to start her own.




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18 comments:

  1. Beautiful..even though I am sure that was your intention when writing it, it was touching.

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  2. Tears. I have tears upon reading this beautiful and reflective post. I have prayers as well.

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  3. I too will pray for her.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Have a cozy, productive and reflective day!

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  4. lovely post - i hope the mother will be strong enough for what she has to face too :0
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

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    1. such a strong group of supportive women...thank you! @ms. mac, amy, shon, jackie jade

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  5. beautiful!
    good vibes for her from up here :)

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    1. thank you...the more, the better!

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  6. Sending good wishes to all those making a new beginning for themselves may you find your inner strength and make your world a beautiful place.

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  7. What a beautiful post - I pray for this mom starting a new life too.
    I pray for you & your heart that is so deeply touched by this woman. I think because of your caring heart & concern that she has learned something from you & knows she is strong & will make it.

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    1. thank you patti...you always have encouraging words for me!

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  8. What great words...there is such fear and hope put into "clients" (not sure your profession or how you came in contact with this woman). This brings back so many thoughts about the clients, children, and students I have "let go" and left behind within my career, jobs, etc.

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  9. Chandra, I love reading your heart. You are an amazing friend and I just think you are amazing!! Thank you for sharing your heart and mind with us!

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  10. You have such a wonderful soul Chandra, I will keep this woman in my thoughts and prayers too.


    On another note:
    I definitely wish that from time to time I could be one of those people who can work from home.

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  11. Beautifully written. I'm praying with you that this young woman will find the grace, love, strength, and laughter to make it through the hard times.

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  12. I will pray for this woman as well. It's so hard facing tough times, but it's good knowing that there is some kind of support system to fall back on while trying to build oneself back up. :-)

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  13. Beautiful for you to be a little part of y=her journey! I am sure you have been an amazing impact on her life, and hopefully she knows she has somewhere to turn if things ever are hard.

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  14. Beautiful that you were able to be a part of her journey!

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