Friends turn their backs on you
You will feel like your life is being torn out at the roots
People who raised you up, tear you down

Strength is in knowing true friends always have your back
Strength is knowing they can only tear down their image of you
Strength is knowing your roots are strong and deep

There will be times when people who don’t know you will curse you
There will be times when people who profess their love will spew their hate
There will be times when you feel alone in the storm

Strength is knowing they only curse themselves
Strength is knowing true love never changes to hate
Strength is knowing no matter the storm the sun comes out.

There will be times when you doubt yourself
There will be times when you don’t love yourself
There will be times when you wonder what life is all about.

Grace is knowing you don’t have to have all the answers
Grace is knowing when we can’t feel the love within we can see it all around us
Grace is trusting your purpose is ever unfolding.

There will be times when you see yourself as the bright shining light you really are

Let that time be now.”

Hugs & Laughter,

Amanda