This is my truth:

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This is a very hard post for me to write, but I feel like right now people are hurting. It’s okay to tell your truth when you have healed from it to help others out. 20 odd years ago I had an abortion. No, I’m not happy about it at all. It was honestly one of the darkest moments in my life. A part of myself died that day, it’s something that will stay with me until I die. I can’t tell anyone what to do with their bodies, but I feel like people who have had an abortion are looked at as evil. Trust me I’m not an evil person at all. The only person who knew that I had an abortion was my kid’s dad and then I told my husband later. I was ashamed and felt empty. But no one know what was going on with my body but my doctor and myself. I’m not telling anyone that abortion is right or wrong, but understand we all have made hard decision’s in our lives that we are not proud of. I have friends who were raped by family members and people that they didn’t know and had to make the difficult decision to abort a child. Not everyone who has an abortion is irresponsible things have happened to them that made them make this decision. Please before you judge me and other’s her their story. I have read so many stories about how people feel about people who have had an abortion. We are not bad people, just made a decision that’s not right for everyone. Just know that people who have had one deal with this pain daily.

Let’s keep it real:

When I tell you that I’m crushed and disappointed that my new job didn’t work out. I believe that people should put their best foot forward. When you come to train please be positive and not talk bad about the other employees. And then don’t have an attitude because people are asking questions. When I say that my experience was horrible, it was just that. I feel like a disappointment to my husband and myself. I felt like this job was the one and I passed on other jobs for this one. I’m hugely disappointed. I’m back to job hunting again. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers because this is getting to me.

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Good news:

When things happen that are out of your control. Sometimes you feel like here we go again or you feel your a failure. I ended my job last month. And going back into looking for a job was so depressing. I knew I would find something but when was the problem. I 🙏 that I would have a job by my birthday. And we’ll I got a job before my birthday. Im in a new industry, new title and the highest pay I have ever had. I 🙏 that this job will grow me and stretch me. I 🙏 that this is my last job for years. I don’t want to job hunt anymore. Life is looking up for me.

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I need patience:

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While I’m working on myself. I have to work on my patience. I’m starting to get down on myself because I haven’t gotten a job yet. Yes, I’m going through staffing companies, but with that, they are trying to send me places that are way too far. Listening if I have to google the name of the city it’s probably too far. I’m trying to have better self-talk when it comes to this situation. No, I haven’t been out of work long, but it’s still getting frustrating. Any advice on how to be patient in this area of my life?

Working on myself:

This year I wanted to do things differently. I wanted to make it a priority to work on myself and become a better me. And I’m happy to say that I’m proud of where I am at. It has been a lot of hard work and sacrifice to get to where I am now. It hasn’t been easy but it has been worth it. I took the time to see where I needed to improve in my life and how certain behaviors were affecting others. When you look yourself in the mirror and you don’t like what you see on the inside then it’s time to change some things. It’s not always about others but more about yourself. I have been working hard on myself and I will continue to work on myself because I have seen a change in the people around me for the better. One thing that I have learned is that I won’t give up on myself anymore.

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Is the past really over:?

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Is my past truly behind me? And the answer to that question is no. Interestingly, what I need from my husband is to feel needed, loved, and wanted. Don’t get me wrong he does all that, but I need more of it. I need the verbal aspect of this because when growing up I never got to see my dad. He would make promises to come and see me during the summer and never show up. Then I get into a relationship during my high school years that was verbal, physical, and mentally abusive. There was so much cheating and that followed me through several other relationships. At least I didn’t have to ask the people that I was with how they felt about me because they showed me all the time. Yes, they gave me the verbal as well, but my husband is very different. There is no cheating or abuse but my husband isn’t as verbal as I want him to be with me. And right now I need more validation than I thought that I would need. We all go through different seasons in our marriage and this is my season. And I had to think back to my past and realize that I haven’t let the past relationships go because I have been wondering when my husband was going to do these things to me. And in the 12 years, we have been together and 11 years married he hasn’t done any of this to me. I’m always waiting for the other shoe to drop because I know how to react and handle that situation. But when someone treats you well and makes sure that you were good, I don’t really know how to handle this in my life. But I have to let my past be my past and understand that we all need someone good in our lives. No, my husband is not perfect but he is perfect for me. He’s not Mr. Touchy feelie but I understand the man he is and what he is to me. I have to move past my past and appreciate who I have and what he brings to my life. It’s time for the past to stay where it is and that’s the past.

Trying to understand:

To be honest, I’m not sure how I’m feeling right now. There has been so much going on in the world that it just feels sad right now. The school shooting, baby formula shortage, the war in Ukraine and so many more things. It just feels so overwhelming right now. How can we move forward as a country when there are way too many shootings going on and all sides are pointing their fingers at one another. I feel like it’s gun control vs. mental health. Kids and adults are dying because politicians can’t decide what to do. Is it really that hard? Abortion is a huge and sensitive topic. Lawmakers are quick to make that decision for women but we can’t conclude gun control? How about these high gas prices? What about the baby formula shortage? Something just isn’t adding up to me and it feels overwhelming. Everyone is blaming everyone but where are the solutions to all these problems? Maybe one day we will have the answers to all these questions and maybe not.

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Let me re-introduce myself:

I have so many new followers that I think I should re-introduce myself. Well, my name is Colleen and I have been blogging for a minute. To be honest I can’t remember how many years I have been on here. I’ve been married for almost 12 years and I have 3 children and 2 grandkids. Yes, I said 2 grandkids and they call me Gigi. I was born and raised in the Midwest but I live in Texas now. I think I have been in Texas for maybe 8 years now. I love to blog and write book reviews. One comment that I get a lot regarding my blogs is that I bare my soul. Well yes, I’m not going to sugarcoat anything that I’m going through. I know that there are so many people going through things and for me I want to be as real as possible. I love to read. So if you have any book suggestions please let me know. Let me see I think that’s it. But once again thank you so much for following me.

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Love language:

One thing for sure is that my husband and I speak different love languages. When we took this test maybe 5 years ago I know exactly what my love language was then. It has always been physical touch and when I took the test almost 5 years ago that was correct. But as time goes by and we grow so does our love language. I told my husband that I missed it when he use to buy me cards or write me letters. They meant so much to me, but he doesn’t do that anymore. He felt like my love language was still physical touch. I was irritated one day because I always seem to be encouraging others but when I needed the encouragement I had no one to give it to me. And an idea came to me, what if my love language has changed and I’m upset because my husband isn’t giving me what I need. How can he give me something when he thinks I’m still with the same love language. Well, I took the survey and sent him the link as well and I wasn’t surprised to see that my love language had changed. I showed my husband the results and he understood why I was so needed when it came to words of affirmation. It’s interesting because my husband’s love language has changed as well. His is quality time and we were both in the old love language trying to give each other what we don’t need anymore. This test has helped us to be very mindful of what we both need and how to speak each other’s love language. What is your love language?

My weekend:

My weekend was absolutely amazing. Words doesn’t do it any justice. My husband and daughter made me feel totally loved and cared about this weekend. We didn’t do anything fancy, but it was still amazing. I haven’t let anyone just love me in a way that they want to love me. I always felt like I needed to be loved a certain way.  But never gave them the benefit of the doubt. We all have different love languages and I needed love in my language. But what I realized is that we love differently and genuine love is the best love. Spending time laughing, talking and eating made my weekend. Im a simple woman I don’t need a lot to be happy. But this weekend was the best weekend in a long time and Im grateful for my husband and kids.