Sounds cold doesn’t it? But, it’s not. My Mom was victim of Crohns Disease. She spent so many years in & out of hospitals. So many times knocking on Death’s Door. One day while sitting at her bedside during an extra long hospital stay. I must have been looking really down. My Mom asked me what was wrong? I told her that I was tired of seeing her sick & I wonder how much more can she endure. I also told her that I don’t know what we would do of we lost her to this disease.
My Mom smile and said “When that day comes and it will. Don’t be sad. Be happy for me. Because, I will always live through you, your siblings, and my grandbabies. Besides, you all have my eyes and when you are missing me. Just look in mirror and you will see me looking back at you.”
My mom made me leave the hospital that night so I could go home and get some rest for my shift at Amoco the next day. She passed away later that night. So, while I sit here thinking about her on her 67th Birthday. I celebrate all things Yolanda Laverne Harris today. Drinking her favorite instant coffee, ate a Polish with extra mustard in her honor & looking at pictures of all my kids, nieces, & nephews. I can always say Mama was always right. Happy Birthday Mom! I love you & miss you so much.
A profound sketch of a woman giving her all to someone who has nothing to offer her back. The transfer of energy is real. If you’re constantly surrounded by, interacting with, having sex with, pouring your feelings into an empty person. They are going to suck you completely dry. Know your worth. Surrounded yourself with people places and things that don’t leave you spiritually empty on skin and bones…
This is the thing about love: a huge part of it is in the letting go. Allow people to be who they are and encourage them to do what makes them happy, even if what makes them happy doesn’t make you happy. Never tell someone what they cannot do for even when we are no longer single, we will always be singular individuals with our own free will. Never, ever try to disrupt that will. EVERYTHING ISN’T ABOUT YOU. True love is loving someone the way they need to loved and not the way you want to love them. Unconditional love has no bounds and no end. No matter what someone does or doesn’t do, continue to love them, especially when you know it’s time to move on.
You see, there are 6 kinds of love (Greek philosophy) and only one of them is romantic. Learn and practice other kinds of love and learn to love some people from afar. Learn to love and let go at the same time. And never be afraid. Relationships never end; they only change. When two souls connect, neither one will forget the other but that doesn’t mean that person deserves to hold the same position in your life forever. In love, there is no ownership; no one is ever yours. Everyone belongs to God. Be okay. Love others the way God loves you, no matter how much it hurts because we have hurt God and he still never stops loving us. Love with all your might and never let anyone strip that love from you. Honor God with an open, loving heart and when you are hurt, honor him more by allowing him to heal you in those broken places and to make those places strong. Don’t run from pain. It is pain that fortifies you and brings you closer to God.
Why do some women feel the need to place a numeric value on a date? Since when did spending a couple of hundred dollars on a date proves that I really like someone. I recently had a woman tell me if I wanted to take her out. I must be willing to spend at least a couple of hundred on her. I wonder what she is up too these days?