10 days =10,000 memories

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10 days =10 thousand memories

 

Hope you enjoy this blast from the past on my last day of vacation..

 

As you all know I haven’t blogged in the last ten days because I was on vacation and had no service in the mountains. I went back home to upstate New York and they have the worst cell service ever!

 

I went up with my two daughters, my “adopted” daughter, my best friend and her daughter. We were meeting my other two best friends and going to a high school reunion.

(Not mine, if you know me, you know I am a reunion whore, I go to every reunion since 79, yes, I had a lot of friends)

 

The no cell service ended up being a blessing, all the four teenager girls, 2 fifteen year old’s and 2 seventeen year old’s) couldn’t text, twitter or instergram anyone the whole time.

 

That meant they had to talk to us and talk they did. We laughed, we joked, we even had some incredible heart to heart talks that made us cry. We rafted down the Delaware working as a team, we hiked up mountains to find waterfalls, we picked blackberries and blue berries, we swam in lakes and went for adventures. We shopped in the city, rode a double decker bus, learned new and exciting things about my wonderful town I never knew.

 

We ate, we laughed, we saw the Empire State building, The Statue of Liberty, Central Park, China town and Little Italy. I got to show off my town to my friends who were never there before.

I got to show them why I love my city so much and no matter where I live I will always be a New Yorker! The best part of the trip was that they learned that my friendships are priceless and have always been a part of my life but more importantly that we made so many wonderful memories together, memories that will last a lifetime.

 

So this week I will be blogging about all the lessons I learned from going home this year. I always say there is lessons to be learned every day if you are open to see them and to remember your never to old to learn or change.

 

So today my friends, this blog is dedicated to my wonderful girls, who I love more than life and to my incredible friends and family, who without them I wouldn’t be who I am today.

 

Thank you all for the memories, I love you all!

 

“Be the change you want to see”

 

“And just when the caterpillar thought his life over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”

 

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Can you still have faith when you lost it all?

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Can you still have faith when you lost it all?

 

I am on vacation this week so I hope you will enjoy an oldie but goodie….

 

That is truly the question… Can you still have faith when you lost it all?

 

I am a firm believer in everything happens for a reason and for a lesson. Yesterday I asked for prayers, I know that if you ask God and two or more people pray about it, it shall be done.

So I thought it was a done deal as I walked in the mediators room yesterday for my divorce hearing.

 

I told God I was going to just follow him because he knew where I was going and it would be okay.

I know that this is my season, that all the pain I suffered from this verbally abusive marriage was soon to be over and I would get what I deserved, after all didnt I have enough pain?

 

So you could imagine my shock when I didnt get alimony for twenty four years of suffering, not olny that, I got two hundred and fifty dollars a month for two kids in shared custody.

 

Really?? This is what I get. Why does he win yet again? When I have been praying,

going to church, tithing,

being a blessing to others. Have I not tried to be the best person I can be? Why would this happen?

 

I cried not for the end of my marriage, for that I was truly happy that it was over. No, I cried for yet another slap down, to me it was another put down “Look I told you I would drag you through the mud and win, you are still nothing” I could hear him say in my head.

 

He had yet again won, until I realized that even without anything I still had my peace and joy that God gave back to me, that maybe this is part of God’s bigger plan for me that I cant see, maybe it was another test to see if I crumbled and give up my faith on him.

 

No, I will not, my destiny is to be a voice for others,my purpose is to write this book and let everyone know that even when you lose it all, even when your beat down, even when it looks bleak and dark, that they cant take your joy, they cant take your faith, they cant take your heart anymore!

 

I write every day about believing, Hell, I even had it tattooed on my foot to remind me, I will not, can not, stop believing!!

 

This just means there are greater things out there for me, this is just some more test for my testimony!

 

I am the Phoenix that will arise from the ashes, to not just overcome but achieve greatness beyond my wildest dreams!

 

That I will not forget where I came from and to remember that karma will take effect one day and until that day comes, I will know that being peaceful and happy is the best revenge!

 

So today my friends, let me leave you with a quote from one of my favorite movies, The Color Purple, where after being beaten down for years Whoopie Goldberg finally finds the strength to leave him, as she’s walking out the door, he tries to grab her, she snatches her arm back, pulls her shoulders up and her head held high, she puts her finger in his face and says

 

“Everything you done to me is already done to you!

I’m poor, black, I may even be ugly but dear god I’m here and I’m free!!

 

Dear God I am free….

 

“Be the change you want to see”

 

“And just when the caterpillar thought his life over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”

 

***Now available***

My new book The blessing in Disguise

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