Sometimes I surprise myself!
Sometimes I find strength I didn’t know that I had!
Let me give you a little glimpse
into my life.
A little over 3 years ago
we added another child to our family.
It was my cousin who was just turning 12 at the time.
He had gone through a lot of very hard things in his life.
Way harder than any kid his age should ever go through.
The loss of his mom, neglect, emotional abuse.
He was so far behind emotionally when he came to live with us.
With the help of his therapist
and a lot of love,
he is making huge improvements.
I am telling you this because
we have entered the world of teenagerhood.
Teenagers are hard.
Teenagers with a difficult past are harder.
Teenagers that aren’t your own
are super hard.
Don’t get me wrong.
We love and care about him.
We sacrifice so that we can give him an opportunity
to grow and progress.
But it is hard!
(please don’t judge)
The other day happen to be
I was struggling.
When I have teenage struggles with him,
I am finding my emotional cravings come back with a vengeance.
That night was one of those.
I kept telling my husband that
I wanted sugar cereals
and Nutella on bread
and ice cream…
and then finished my sentence with
“this is just emotional, I will not eat them”!!!
I went to bed knowing that I made the
right decision to not eat junk.
In that moment
I found my strength.
I don’t need junk food to
make me happy!
It was pretty awesome!
i am strong
i can take time for me, that is okay
i am beautiful, inside and out
i CAN find time to eat a healthy balanced diet
i am not less of a person if my house is messy
i can do anything i put my mind to
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