I want to serve you an abundant tray of beauty. I want your life to shine a little brighter, even in the darkness. I want you to come out of hiding (one of the enemy's attacks). These are a few of the many reasons I do what I do.
I share snip-its of my life at times with my clients so they know I speak from experience when I say what I say to them.
I have tagged just a few of you in this post who are among the many that have been there for me lately. You have brought me beauty, strength, friendship, courage and belief in human kindness. There are things that get me through my life. I believe in wholesome, amazing products. I believe in surrounding yourself with succulents or plants. I believe in honoring your body with good supplements and holistic healing. I believe in finding a workout regimen that honors you. I believe in true friendships that show up when it's ugly. I believe in having someone to help you be accountable in your life and to keep you moving.
I go to bed every night having no idea where my oldest daughter is. I wake up each morning hoping it's all a bad dream.
I suddenly went from a mom and step mom of five to an empty nester in a matter of weeks. I moved to more land, a greater home, a more serene setting. I didn't do it because I needed more. I did it for reasons you may never understand but it's likely not for the reasons you think.
My step boys had an opportunity to live with their biological mother for the first time in nearly a decade and it was a decision that brought my husband and I to our knees seeking direction. Deciding to sell our home and relocate also brought us to our knees seeking direction.
I offer grace to those who have disappeared. I offer grace and forgivenss for those who ask me why I haven't been able to fix my oldest. I offer understanding to those who have judged us with your comments because you aren't walking in our shoes.
This week I showed up for a woman in my Barre3 class who was unsure, scared, lacking confidence and I stood by her three classes in a row as I saw her confidence emerge. She just needed someone to witness her effort; to literally stand beside her as she tried something she didn't think she could do.
This week I showed a dear friend my very sacred Warroom and offered it to her when she needs it (a special surprise gift that was waiting for me in my new office that I didn't even know about until move in day).
Why do I do what I do? Because I fully understand the desire to have your efforts noticed. I understand raw pain that doesn't go away. I understand wanting to try but being trapped by fear. I understand hiding.
I find strength and grace in everyday and I want to show you how to as well.
Come out of hiding beautiful friend.