Saturday, February 4, 2012

A Stranger...

February photo challenge... day 4


Today's photo challenge is about "A Stranger".

 

The typical person wouldn't know what I mean by this, but I know a lot of moms who would.


We change constant. Every new stage in life molds us into a different version of ourselves. The path to growth is sometimes unpleasant in many ways, but we still know who we are.


Three years, three months and fourteen days ago... The person in that picture became a stranger; not only to me, but to almost everyone that knew her. Eventually she started to mold. She started to get to know the new her. She started to fit in to a new way of life made for the person she was becoming.

Then it happened again... with a new diagnosis, the stranger returned.

Numb. Scared. Helpless.

Unsure how to navigate this new course and wishing for the strength of a person she once knew; she carries on. Pretending to be herself.




7 comments:

Wendy Rose said...

I'm glad you're my friend in this world of strangers.

I get it.

Completely.

Denise aka Mom of Bean said...

Deep, my friend. And so very true. I hardly recognize myself some days and wonder how on earth I got to where I am.
Here's to getting to know our new selves better! ;)

Reyna said...

Made me tear up a bit Lora. I so get it. The way you described yourself after new diagnoses hit WAY.TO.CLOSE to home. Love and support and care being sent your way.

NikDuck said...

Yep, I often think back to that morning of diagnosis and just like that we all changed, our whole family. No preparing us, just thrown into this new way of life. How I wish I could go back to life before that morning. We all get it.

sky0138 said...

beautiful post Lora...you are amazing my friend!

Kelly said...

I couldn't have said it better myself! Yep, I have become a stranger to myself too.

Misty said...

So very true. Thinking of you often...

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