It Will Always Be Her

I love the way my daughter’s face lights up

When I walk into the room

After a long day of being away.

I can see she has missed me

Just as much as I’ve missed her

But then again,

I miss the days of

Being able to drop my things

As I walk into the door.

Oh, how a child can change your life

It’s beautiful and enriching

And I wouldn’t change a thing,

But sometimes I miss all the times

I used to be able to 

Invest into myself.

My happiness matters too,

But somehow I have fallen to the back

I am put on hold,

Because she will always matter more to me

Than even myself

I will give and give and give 

Before I ever allow someone 

The opportunity to question

Who I care about more

Because it will always be her.

It will always be her.

 

Sharing My Story & Creating a Following Along the Way

I woke up to a very cool WordPress notification on my phone!

I HIT 100 FOLLOWERS!

I have always loved writing. English classes were my favorite, I loved writing essays and doing research. I took Journalism classes in college. Even though I love writing so much, making it a career seems unfeasible due to the fact that I live in a rural area where making good money from writing would be next to impossible. So I decided to start this blog. I did not know anyone who blogged personally and I definitely didn’t know any popular bloggers… so trying this out was something I started with no idea how it worked or where it would lead. I just knew I wanted to share my story with others in hopes that my words would help someone else with similar experiences. Growing up with a drug-addicted mother and a father I didn’t even know the name of, I felt so alone. As I started talking more about what I experienced as a kid, I realized I had a unique talent of offering advice and sharing my perspective to those that were like me. I realized that I wasn’t alone. I realized that maybe I was the light of hope and understanding for someone else, like I had always wanted someone to be for me.

I am thankful that this site has allowed me to share my story with both friends and strangers. I have received so much encouragement and love from my readers, and that makes it all so meaningful. I knew from the moment that I could gather my own opinions on my situation that I wanted to share it with anyone and everyone, so that someone like me wouldn’t feel the loneliness and desperation that I felt on my very worst days. I hope this blog has brought hope and comfort to those that have struggled with similar circumstances. I hope this blog has shed light on the problem with drug addiction we face within our families, communities, and world.

Thank you for reading and thank you for your support. It means more to me than I could ever express in writing. 🖤

June Blogging Challenge: Day 10

10 on 10 photos – with or without captions

Today’s prompt is a fun one! It gives me a chance to tell you guys a little bit about myself and give you some visual aides! I would LOVE for some of you guys to do this one with me!! I am always wanting to know more about all of you!

1. ME! 🙂

This is a quick little selfie I took this morning before work!

2. My FAMILY ❤️

My fiancé Dylan and our baby Della Rae

3. Our kitty, Archer

4. Can’t leave out our other kitty, Mojo

5. Hobbies

Blogging! And can’t forget… Being a MOM!

6. My fiancé

7. Something I’m proud of

8. My JOB

I am a Pricing Clerk at a Food ReDistribution Center, called Dot Foods

9. My favorite color

YELLOW – it’s such a HAPPY color! 🌞

10. Thank you!!!

I love you all!! 🥰🥰🥰

I am ALMOST to 100 followers, which to some of you readers may not be much, but 💯 people wanting to read the words that I write seems INSANE! When I started this blog back in February of 2018, I never expected to receive so much support and make so many new friends, let alone actually reach almost 100 followers on my site! So THANK YOU for the follow and all the love!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️