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Today I want to thank my girls for something they will not understand for so many years. I have had some great New Year’s Eves and some great parties but this morning I am thankful to not have a hangover. Today I am thankful that I got to spend the evening with my beautiful family. Today I am thankful that I have had 3 hangovers in almost 4 years. Because of these beautiful girls I have not been able to turn to alcohol when the real me started emerging. I have had to face that me. It’s a me that I never really liked and never wanted to face. Facing that me has been really tough, on me, but especially on my husband and I am so grateful that he has been there to support me through this. I have avoided it for so long because it has been so painful.
I knew it would be.
But I did it.
I faced that me.
And today I get to look into the mirror and I get to like what I see. I may not be traditionally beautiful (although looking back I think I actually was but just didn’t realise it) but I am beautiful. I finally get to see what my husband sees in me. Today is the first day that I have been able to look at myself and not question why he loves me. I finally saw the beauty staring back at me.


Posted anonymously, 1st January 2015


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  • thanks for sharing x

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  • exellent super story

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  • Glad to hear that you can see your ‘beauty’.

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  • Congratulations on finding your beautiful self! We are all worthy, we all deserve to be loved. Your husband loves you and your children love you. Love yourself too…they can’t all be wrong. When you come to appreciate your true blessings in life, you find that thatis all you need. Remember your feeling this New Year’s and go back to that feeling whenever you need to, to keep yourself where you are right now. Well done!!!

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  • Congratulations on finding real love and strength. Hope it helps you many more times in the future and your beautiful family love and support you all through the coming year.

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