I just want to wish a happy and safe weekend to some of the strongest women out there. I know sometimes I think I'm weak because I've allowed this to be my life, because I didn't leave. I feel ashamed because normal people don't live this way. I second guess every decision I've ever made.
But in moments of clarity I know I'm strong. It takes profound strength to live our lives and continue to smile out in the world. We care for our kids for those of us who have them. We go to work or do chores, whatever our responsibilities are. No matter how much we want to hide away, we do what we need to do. Life truly sucks some days, but we go on and we are not broken. Our family and friends likely have no idea the burden we bear.
So, to all you strong ladies - do at least one nice thing for yourself this weekend, you deserve it. And be proud. You are so much stronger than you know.