Did you know that the average woman cries
an average of 47 times per year.
and that usually we waste one year and 4 months crying!
I also read that because we cry we are enabling
our bodies to become healthier.
I guess that would be why there are things like good cries, and happy tears,
Then there are those heart wrenching cries,
which I know for a fact that when my first husband left me,
I really felt like my whole world was crumbling,
I cried myself to sleep that night!
That cry changed my life,
2 days later I changed my name back to my maiden name,
and he went down a road of self destruction.
After that cry I knew I would never have that feeling again.
I think when you have your heart broken,
it empowers you to stand on your own two feet.
One day I felt relief and even thanked him.
He told me he did not want to take me down the road he was on.
and I am so grateful that he was kind enough to make that choice for me.
I did not know it then but I really learned it quickly.
I used to worry about him, but no longer do,
God helped me through the hardest time of my life,
Now my life is one where I still shed many tears,
but most of them are tears of happiness,
or tears when having a belly laugh,
or tears of joy , I have so many
blessings and I am thankful for every tear I have shed,
my reasons I am stronger, have higher expectations,
know who I am and what I want.
Last year I went through a grieving process with my Dad,
and I am glad I let that run its course because now I can think of him calmly,
and be rational, many tears were shed then, sad tears, angry tears, and questioning tears.
I am not telling any of you this to make you feel sad, it is exactly the opposite.
I believe this, we have the choice of where our tears will take us.
Through tears I find laughter and hope and renewed love.
So the next time you shed a tear,
don't be too quick to wipe it dry
Get through it and then look ahead.
Embrace all before you.
You may not know it now, but sometimes we recieve a miracle without knowing it,
Until we can see more clearly.
I usually don't get so deep,
but I have to embrace all parts of my life,
to continue to grow and become a better person.