Who Are You?

Staring at the mirror.

44.

Taking the wife hat off.

Taking the mom hat off.

Taking the teacher hat off.

Staring into the same blue eyes.

Who are you?

 

I am the woman that is tired.

I do 100 things at once.

But, unsure of what I accomplish.

I have said never.

I do what I said I wouldn’t.

I see heart ache.

Rejection.

Trials.

Pain.

Setbacks.

Anger.

Tears.

And lots of laundry.

 

Look deeper.

I am the woman that has overcome.

I’ve done things they said I couldn’t.

There is strength.

Wisdom.

Redemption.

Perseverance.

Drive.

Growth.

Hope.

Love.

And lots of laughter.

 

Look even deeper.

Look past my 30’s.

My 20’s.

My teens.

I see the little girl.

Before they changed the reality.

I see adventures.

Climbing trees.

Imagination.

Belly laughs.

Fearlessness.

Dreams.

Wonder.

And lots of giggles.

 

It is okay.

You can come out now.

Little girl, I want you to meet someone.

This is 44.

We made it.

We are healing.

We are strong.

We are thriving.

We did not quit.

We can laugh.

We can love.

We always have hope.

 

We have more work to do.

More living to do.

More adventures to take.

We are not finished.

We are just beginning.

We are free.

From innocent to wise.

It all matters.

This is 44.

Life has just begun.

 

 

 

 

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