YEAH, TAKING A PERSONAL DAY

So, another major milestone crossed in this life story. As of this very day, I survived and even thrived in another year where the current scenery doesn’t match up to what the old dreams were…

I don’t know if that’s good or bad anymore. I’ve weaved around enough moments to know a story may only look like it’s ended. There are so many corners we can never expect. The best things ever, turn out to be the biggest nightmares, or some of our biggest un-packaged fears are really the sweetest blessings.

If we’re lucky enough, in every year we’ll have people to hold us up while we endure and to share the biggest laughs when we’re soaring.

I am grateful beyond these pitiful words to know I have an amazing child who already takes a stand for what’s right – a sage soul in his beautiful, young mind and body. My parents – my rock, my comfort. (Happy Labour Day, Mom). Auntie Maureen & my friends, well really my sisters and brothers, are my holders and laugh with-ers. I thank them all for their love, wisdom and presence. And presents.

For circumstances that are normally unusual (hopefully), other people may stand out for us. And so it was for me again this year and for that, I am more than grateful to some special souls. I can’t reveal the private details in this missive, but they do deserve public acknowledgement. While they aren’t a part of my nearest circles, their impact was as big as any, and in some ways, pretty likely to have been bigger. So, to –

Kim, Rebekah, Rachel, Bruce, Sandy, Louise – Thank you for sharing your amazing level of knowledge and strengths that have emboldened my courage to speak out in truths. I deeply, deeply appreciate your friendship.

Ned and Beth T. – Thanks for your sheer decency. That’s my personal 5-star rating. Thank you for helping me to understand and accept what I could change or not; especially in seeing what wasn’t within my control, and would never be.

To J, N, C & G – I respect your wishes for anonymity and I thank you, most of all, for listening to me, believing me and in me, for the vindication and trusting me with your own stories along with the parts of ‘our story’. You turned unimaginable madness into dawning awareness that got me through so much. If only more people were as strong, as kick-ass fierce and generous as you in covering another woman’s back.

To the eyes in the sky – thank you for taking me into your hearts too. Thank you for playing such a critical role in righting my sight and spirit… I would never know how to repay you, but then again, I know you don’t need me to. You are serious hero material. I hope someday the people in your world get to see why they should be so proud of you.

And then, there’s you… who, without any payoff or coercion whatsoever, stop by anyway to read what’s going on in my world. Thank you, so much for your time, for your kindnesses, for your likes/comments/emails, for your own tales and your humor. You’ve added so much to my world. … … …

…<cue the music>…

…and thus she trails off singing to herself… happy birthday to me, happy birthday tooOOoo me….

RL

 

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Once in a while I can rock a thought. I simply believe in what I stand up for. I'd most like people to know that surviving the trials of mountains and monsters is more than resilience - it’s a path to your destiny. On a mostly weekly basis I throw out a grab-bag of facts, ideas or creativity; like a box of chocolates wrapped in ribbons of occasional profanity.... In other words, it's my party I can fun if I want to. So, let's talk.
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27 Responses to YEAH, TAKING A PERSONAL DAY

  1. ksbeth says:

    happiest of birthdays to you )

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  2. trentpmcd says:

    Happy birthday, Robyn!

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  3. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your year.

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  4. Robin Henderson says:

    Happy Birthday, Robyn! I am so glad you were born and we get to walk the earth at the same time, so that in some way our paths cross, even if it is by Twitter. I could have written this blog (not really, but for different reasons…isn’t betrayal a shocking thing?!) Have not had the news on yet, so didn’t know about Kadyr. It’s appalling!

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  5. ledrakenoir says:

    YTou’re wonderful, my friend. 🙂

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  6. Victo Dolore says:

    Happy birthday!!!!!!

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  7. Erica Wagner says:

    This is such a great post. Happy birthday!!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Waaaaah, stop making me cry!

    Love you, sister. ❤

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  9. Satonhár:en nón:wa!!! Much love your way! ❤

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  10. dweezer19 says:

    Happy, Happy Birthday!

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  11. calmkate says:

    what a joyous life and a huge number of special thank you’s .. you have more meaningful support than most and it’s well deserved .. may you celebrate many more birthdays and posts, thanks 🙂

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  12. Ken Miller says:

    Hope your birthday was a great day for you, for us, we will celebrate it when you are here. Yipeeeeeee!

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  13. BYOTP says:

    Happy birthday, Gorgeous! Yes, all is well on the western front. Haaa! Always here for you.

    Good onya, girl. Love the pic.

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    • Hey! How great to see you! Thank you! I am beyond appreciative. Some things are really quite beyond capability to repay, but I hope one day I can at least hug you all. xoxox

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