Thursday, August 6, 2009

~Thursday....I see it running by! RAK tomorrow~

I think I saw Wednesday and Thursday sneak past my house
this week! Of course it was just a quick glimpse so who knows?? haha!
This week has just flown by,
I stopped this morning to scrapbook
because my sweet hubby took the boys in for their immunizations
so I had time in the house alone and quiet.
Just imagine in another week every day will be
like that, and my last baby will be in Kindergarten!


Since people always ask me about my hair, I decided
to scrap a page about it, of course I need a 12X12 sheet alone
for the journaling, but I managed to sum it up on one
piece of paper! LOL
It's the question I get all the time, WHY?
Well, it's not what you think, it's not about attention or craziness.
It's about survival and truth.
After a childhood of pain, abuse, and neglect I stood at 28.
Lost and in dire need of change
I needed to ensure I would be a good mother and grow.
So I did it, I faced my past, my abusers, my parents.
I faced it all.
I worked hard & I wanted a big change in my appearance to match tmy refreshed spirit.
The truth is...it's my badge of honor, it is my own way to wake up every day and say "You did it!! It did not beat you or kill you so you WIN"
It's my way to tell the world I am open and I understand because I am different just like you.
It is a way for people to approach me and it opens the door to speak about surviving and staying strong.

I will be sharing a RAK tomorrow,
so tell your friends because it is coming!
~Have a great Thursday~
~Thank you for stopping by~
~Pinky~

16 comments:

Peggy said...

Interesting story! Thanks for sharing that. I have only been to your site a couple of times; via a friends blog. I must admit, I too, wondered...what's with the Pink Hair. Love the story & your strength. Good luck with that nasty health dept!!! Keep smiling! A friend in Oregon!

Carol N said...

Pinky - I am always inspired by your story, each and every time I read it. In fact, mine is different, but very much the same (as you already know). I'm so glad to have you as my friend.

By the way, where did you find the color?

Your Fiskafriend, Carol 6158

Cicero's Wife said...

Thank you always for sharing your heart with us! I love coming in here and peeking around and everytime I do...I'm refreshed by your candidness and honesty! Thank you again!

{raisingAlexis} said...

Thanks for the awesome inspiration - I always knew you were a strong woman!

Great LO ... great journaling.

Jocelyn said...

You always inspire me and without a doubt this is another wonderful inspiration!!!! Love you girlie!!! :)

Amy said...

You are such an inspiration !!!!!

Georgina said...

AWESOME LO Cristal!! LOVE IT!!

jeannine said...

Pinky, I so admire your strength!! Way to go...beautiful lo!

Suzi said...

Oh, Pinky, I am so proud of you. You make me want to be stronger.

KarenB said...

One of my favs by you! I just adore this LO!

Amanda Winchester said...

This layout is just amazing!! Definitely one of my faves of yours! I've left you an award on my blog...check it out :)

Crystal said...

i love your layout and think you are so brave for not only sharing your story, but for enduring and becoming stronger! i have a tatoo to remind me of all the obstacles i have overcome myself. i think your hair is simply fantastic too! hugs!

scrapbookmom79 said...

I really really love this layout. Thank you for sharing with us! *hugs*

bradsmom06 said...

WOW!!!! What a story...I hope this doesn't sound strange, coming from a stranger....but I am proud of you for what you have over come!! And the pink looks FANTASTIC on you!!!

Keep on Smiling :)

doverdi said...

You Go Girl! My heart goes out for the child in you that had to grow up being abused & neglect. No child should have to endure that. You should be so proud of yourself for having the strength to endure what you did growing up and for coming out of it as a true survivor. TFS!

Brenda said...

WOW I admire your strength! I can relate to all you wrote,but for so many years I kept it inside and only a very few knew the real me...scrapbooking is such good therapy so much more than paper and photos on a page. I am so glad I found your site! Such an inspiration!
hugs
Brenda