Wednesday, June 22

You're a GRAND OLD FLAG

13 comments:

Renee-lynn said...

What an inspirational post! I talked about it in my post today. I've been following your blog for awhile now and I think you are a wonderful, strong and amazing person! You are such an inspiration to me!

Untypically Jia said...

Love this post. Love you. Love flags. Love that you got it into this post subtly that you're a genius. LOL.

My flag looks like one of those hand me down quilts made from old dresses from childhood, a pair of jeans and scraps picked up wherever they could be picked up at. And there are tears, and there are holes, and there are patches and some of them are falling off and need replacing. Needs work, but it's still beautiful.

Don't you love metaphors?

Lena said...

I can relate well to this story. I too have an ex from hell. Although he didnt beat me he tried to break me any other way he could . I always thought I didnt deserve better because that is what he pounded in my head day after day . Finally one day after many people asking why I took such abuse and hurt I told him it was over. It was so hard to walk away ( not from him but feeling like maybe I wouldnt find a better life). 5 Years ( and a wonderful Fiance) later Im happier than ever. I never want to see myself how I was before. Feeling useless and hopeless . I do deserve better. Everyone does!! I guess I just needed to look at my own flag more. Thank you for another wonderful post :) and take this no kid time to do something nice for yourself.

Laurie said...

This was beautiful. I had no idea that that flag was in your history. You are an inspiration and I may just started whistling to "You're a Grand Old Flag" after I press submit.

Colleen said...

No matter how long it is between visits to OSCBB, it never fails to feel like I'm home when I get here. It's because of visiting you here so many months ago that I realized I had a flag in the first place. That I wasn't just "Mom" or "Wife" and that to be either of those things I need to be "Colleen" first.

It's because of my first visits here that I began to take myself seriously...and it's because of the courage I found within myself via the courage you found in yourself that I'm seeing the old me growing smaller in the distance while I enjoy the new me more and more each day.

I've never laid eyes on you in my life, but I love you Charlie. Someday, I am going to hug you so tight you'll be rejoicing the use of a Poise pad while I whisper "thank you" in your general direction.

Christie Inge said...

I just want to say you are awesome and I think your flag is beautiful.

KCLAnderson (Karen) said...

I am overwhelmed right now...between you, Mrs Fatass, No More Bacon...I am bursting with something I am not sure I know how to describe. My flag is love.

MizFit said...

whoa.

Good lord I love you and even MORE LOVE I can now read all this in your voice.

Anonymous said...

You know that when we have things to donate here the place we go to first is ALWAYS the women's shelter. Ever since I helped move your little family out of a bad situation and on to a new beginning, that's where we like to give back. Sure we donate a little to other places, but the women's shelter is the big one! They helped my friend that (who woulda thought) turned into my sister inlaw get her groove back!
<3 Tricky Nikki

Kenlie said...

Wow..You are so beautiful and strong! I am also working on facing my flag, and I know it's not easy. I do believe that it will shine brightly...it's already brighter. =) Thank you for making me feel strong today too!

upinthecosmos said...

I popped in at the recommendation of another blogger & loved what you had to say here. I was just blogging about kites
today, complaining fat to a kite that is. I know, fat doesn't fly but mine does:-) However I need to unachor the string that allows it too and maybe, just maybe, I let my flag fly high & proud in it's place:-)

Maria_NJ said...

Wow Charlie that is a great post...I'm working towards a better me too. You've come a long way baby!!! Brava!!

LBDDiaries said...

My flag is more whole today than it's ever been. It's been years since my midnight flight and I look back and am in awe what God has done and where He brought me from. Now I want to say "88 pounds down" - soon, very soon!

 
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