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.