Strength, life reminds me

A color image of my legs, me standing on my toes, to go with my post about how strong I am, not only in my legs, but also my inner strength.

Life keeps on reminding me of my inner strength.

Three years ago I posted ‘Strong‘, using the same image and quote I am using here today. This image is another where you can see my editing skills have improved, while I am definitely no expert. Not even close. But I get by with the skills I have learned.

I wanted to share this image again, because of all playing in my life. Was it not for my inner strength, I sometimes wonder what state I would’ve been in now.

Some days, she has no idea how she’ll do it. Every single day it still gets done.

~ Author unknown

I also used the above quote in 2018, and just like in many other times in my life, it once more applies to my life at this moment. Those who have read here for a longer time knows about the ongoing psychological problems of my son, which is in no way better than they were, but worse. Add to that my own stress regarding this situation, then dealing with Master T being hospitalized the day after his birthday (no Covid). He came home after a few days, but will need time to get back to where he was, which means therapy.

Then, just when you thought we’ve had it all, I came down with… Covid! And as the cherry on top, I received a message from my brother contacted for the first time since my mom’s funeral. My father had a stroke, is in a coma, on a ventilator and heart monitor, and paralyzed on his right. I’ve been in contact with my father these past years, but since his wife couldn’t find my number, she asked my brother to contact me. The jury’s still out on how my father will get through this, if he does. He’s almost 80 years old.

My plate is full, as they say, and it’s in times like these when I am thankful, not only for my strong body, but also for my inner strength. I’m an optimist, always trying to see the positive side of things, even in the darkest times. I am also a believer of ‘the wheel is turning’. Things can’t always be bad… somewhere, something will change, and they will get better again.

© Rebel’s Notes


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29 thoughts on “Strength, life reminds me

  1. With all of these things on your plates you still manage to keep them spinning!

    I’d never heard the term “the wheel is turning” but it is so true. The easier times will come round again, and when they do you’ll be able to truly embrace them for the storm you’ve weathered in the meantime will (I suspect) bring you closer.

    Sending warm, healing hugs N xx

    1. I always just push on, sometimes in a not-so-healthy way, but I always come out stronger on the other side. I also believe weathering the storms together will bring us closer. Thank you for your hugs, N, they’re always welcome 🙂 xox

  2. I really do t know how you do it. You are an inspiration and I am proud to be your friend. This is a fantastic image by the way. You have an amazing bum. Missy x

  3. I admire you willingness to draw from your strength and you outlook in hard times. I wish everyone well. You bum looks amazing by the way and I love the mono edit especially.

  4. I am saddened to hear of everything you have hitting you at the same time.
    I hope you have recovered from the Covid, it’s great that your Master is home (best place to recover..), and your dad, only time will tell.

    Please remember to take care of yourself and writing, sharing.

    1. I am indeed recovering, and not working as much as before just so I can give my body a chance to fully recover. I’m also sure my husband will recover, but not so sure about my father. Like you say, only time will tell.
      Thank you for your comment 🙂

  5. You have so much going on, my friend. I really admire your strength to just face these things head on. I am so sorry to hear about your Dad, Master T going to the hospital, and you having Covid. I am sending you loving and healing thoughts <3

    1. Thank you, my friend. I… we… will get through this. We have and support each other, and always stay positive. Thank you for your kind words ❤

  6. I’d like to support that ass!
    But seriously though sending virtual hugs and wishes for a carefree future.
    Now back to that ass….xox

  7. Sending all of the hugs. We have been a bit on the struggle side of life the past few weeks too. And, just like you, we’ll get through it, but there are days when it would be nice to not have to have that inner strength.

    I hope things improve for you soon, my friend. xx

    1. Sorry to hear you’ve been going through some difficult times too, and I wish you all the strength you need xox

  8. Oh my word…how have I missed all of these details?!!! Goodness sakes woman! You are strong, and intelligent, so I know you have ways of decompressing and some support (I hope!). Make sure to rest and take time for yourself. How you keep writing through all of this and not just breaking down, I have no idea.

    1. I think writing is what saves me from going crazy. But, yes, there’s a bit much to deal with at this moment. I do have support, but tend to just push through and do things myself. I did, however, book myself off sick so I can heal properly from Covid. Am too tired to concentrate on work anyway.

  9. Sending kisses from here lovely.
    You are right … things will get better again. Hopefully sooner rather than later … for all of your current situations.
    AND … I just had to say again … I LOVE this photo !!!
    Xxx – K

  10. Beautiful image and thoughts.
    May your strength be equal or exceed what’s needed for the tasks ahead.
    May healing be swift
    Adaptation as needed
    And patience abound.
    The wheel does turn and cycles do end.
    May this spring bring positive changes.
    Be well, stay safe

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