Laverne is creating her own path in the blogosphere along with her best friend at Kindred Adventures—trying not to get lost, breakdown or run out of gas . . . embracing life’s adventures, collecting souvenirs (lots of them) and sometimes expressing her penchant for humility by asking for directions.
The journey analogy is apt for Laverne. Through her writing, she allows us to be witness as she grows, changes, and becomes the woman she aspires to be. Her Mother’s Day inspired post, Your Gift to Me, clearly illuminates the fruits of her journey and our important role within it as readers.
However, sometimes, we stand alone, facing ourselves in the mirror, forgetting where we’ve been and how far we’ve come. We forget to honor ourselves.
Today’s Wednesday’s Woman is a reminder from Laverne and I am grateful she chose to provide it for us.
Honor your journey.
You are today’s Wednesday’s Woman.
by Laverne at Kindred Adventures
The rising sun’s glowing rays snuck through the blinds. While its embrace warmed her face it was a bright reminder that morning had arrived. With a deep sigh she sat up rubbing the remnants of last nights sleep from her eyes. She sighed again. This time it was long and deep. It was another day. She lazily turned toward the edge of the bed placing her feet on the floor. She sat a moment longer still letting it all register. A new day was here. Wasting no more time with sighs, she embraced the day she headed to the bathroom. She entered the bathroom and her reflection in the mirror suddenly grabbed her attention.
Her reflection brought pause to her routine and caused her to stare back at herself. The small circles under her eyes reflected the nights she had spent writing and sharing parts of herself. The strands of gray hair that peaked out from her hairline reminded others of her years of experience. The wrinkles that floated on her skin had not been come by easily. They had been earned by survival. Her lips still red and rich with color showed the youth and energy she still possessed. Her eyes held a spark that no amount of time could remove. Their gaze ensured she would always see the inner strength in herself and in others. Her breathing slowed and deepened. The mirror sometimes teased her and played games with her confidence. Today it told the truth. It told her exactly who she was.
Today it told her she is strong, she is resourceful and she is a fighter. She has a story that is worth being told. That it didn’t matter if her job was being in charge of keeping world peace or teaching a stubborn toddler to use the potty. We all start each day the same. It reminded her that she is a survivor, passionate, supportive and compassionate. Most of all it told her she is important, she is special, she has value and no matter what she matters. She is Wednesday’s Women and her life and her story makes each of our lives richer, stronger and more incredible!