Today was a rough day for me. A rough day for reasons that I am unable to explain. Some things are just really hard. So hard that you no longer feel like you can do hard things. So hard that you feel like you would rather just run away for a while and pretend that the day didnt happen at all. Yep, that was today. 

Something things that happen in life, you have absolutely no control over, and some things you do. But, what I am finding to be true (as I grow older and wiser) is that you are ALWAYS in control of how you respond. No matter the circumstance, not even considering who/what is right or who/what is wrong, I control how I respond!!! <<<--- extra punctuation, just cuz.  

Today was a rough day for me, that's a fact. And, while it may take some time for things to completely heal, I REFUSE to let my hurt/pain dictate how I walk out these next few days... these next few weeks. I will be resilient and remain rooted by all the love that surrounds me. Because, despite how I may feel or what the enemy would love for me to believe... LOVE does surround me. I hate to be so vague, although the truth still remains. Today was a rough day for me, and despite how I may feel at any given moment, I have already chosen how I will respond!!!

On a slightly lighter note, but not really, BDH and I watched the movie "About Time" today. Fifteen thumbs wayyyyy up! That is, if one actually had fifteen thumbs of course. It was everything that I needed to watch at that very moment. Loved!!! Oh. What was that??? The best part of the movie, you say??? In my opinion, it was this little ditty right here...

"I just try to live everyday as if I've deliberately come back to this one day, to enjoy it as if it was the full final day of my extraordinary, ordinary life."

"Were all traveling through time together everyday of our lives. All we can do is do our best to relish this remarkable life."

Ahhhhhh!!! Come on!!! Tell me that didn't get you right where it counts???

The photo above was taken several months ago. My lady baby was only a few months old, limited to eating and sleeping, tucked inside my baby k'tan wrap nearing 20 hours of the day. The truth is...this life of mine is an extraordinary, ordinary, remarkable one and it's About Time I refuse to let anything get in the way of truly living this full and beautiful life that God has given to me. That's the thing about time, it's so important not to let it slip away.

From Syreena, With Love 

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