You’re Not Alone

“And as ridiculous as it may sound, sometimes all any of us needs in life is for someone to hold our hand and walk next to us.” James Frey

I’ve always been a fiercely independent person. My mom jokes that my first sentence was, “I can do it myself!” There is no turning back once I make my mind up about something. That’s exactly why when I got pregnant I knew I was going to breastfeed; there was no other option.

I’m happy to say that I am successfully breastfeeding. But I wasn’t a success story over night. In fact it took a lot of nights and a lot of support.

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You Are Strong

She made herself stronger by fighting with the wind. ― Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Garden

Sometimes we see something on social media that speaks to us. As if it was put on our News Feed just for us to see it. Maybe as a reminder, an affirmation, or a source of inspiration.

Today Bustle posted “21 Ways The Secret Garden Prepared Us for Adulthood” and I was reminded of one of my favorite musicals. Perhaps I loved The Secret Garden because the little girl had lost her parents, and I having lost my father could relate? Or perhaps I always got compliments on my eyes as a child and wanted the song ‘Lily’s Eyes’ to be about me?

Either way, Bustle’s post took me back, and reminded me so many things about life that I had almost forgotten.

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