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(#8) The Tree In Me - Sunday's Best

Posted by Kelly Gauthier on March 1, 2015 at 9:35 AM



I hadn't realized how heavy the darkness was until it was gone.  My clothing fit the same way it always had, and yet I felt a 100 pounds lighter. I felt like I was floating now rather than sinking.  What a wonderful feeling it was!  I remember taking each step forward with such pride, because for the first time in a long time I was leading myself.  This time my life was my own to create.  I was given this brand new white canvas that I could colour anyway I wanted, and boy was I excited.  Having the freedom to choose was something I had deprived myself of for far too long.  Now that the door was open again I was going to take every opportunity I could to walk through it.  And I did. 

My journey has been a long one, and while it has changed and grown for the better, it still contains moments of darkness.  However I am now able to identify these moments and see them for what they are.  Just moments.  I take every opportunity to remind myself of the goodness that resides in my life and that I am the one responsible for that.  As long as I feel good about my choices, I feel good about me. 

I remember not too long ago uttering these words "there but for the GRACE of God go I".  And somehow despite all the darkness and fear that had followed me in, I found my way out.

Blog 9 - 2015TTIM



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