“Wholeness does not mean perfection: it means embracing brokenness as an integral part of life.”-Parker J.Palmer
“Other half”, “better half”, “happy wife happy life”, “I need you, to complete me”. So wait, let me get this straight, if a relationship were to end, does that leave you or I half a person or incomplete?? The old me would have said, “Yes! Absolutely!” Because the old me was not a complete person, wouldn’t try to be, or even recognize the parts that were. So many times I sought out unhealthy partners in the comfort of the chaos, trying to recreate what I subconsciously thought was “love”, only to drive the knife of addiction further into my battered heart and soul. Not until I truly worked on all the internal scars from my past and started to retrain my thinking in all realms, would I ever attract and keep a healthy partner and develop an interdependent relationship. The same (and first I’ve ever had) type of relationship I am so blessed to have with my wife Jamie today.
1.) Self worth
2.) Accepting compliments and truly being ok doing so
3.) When you stop questioning everything and start trusting and believing
4.) Letting go of old beliefs
6.) Giving back
7.) Unconditional love
8.) Elise Corinne ♥️ my first and forever love
9.) Jamie my wife. My last and forever love
10.) My mother, all the good in me is her ♥️
Don’t get me wrong, there are times (more than I like to admit), I still wonder what on earth I did so right to deserve such a genuine, kind, compassionate, hard working, intelligent woman that not only adores me, but would go to the end of the world and beyond to ensure my safety and happiness. I had a friend tell me yesterday (thanks Alise!), that I’m not so bad myself (she used kinder words), and to not sell myself short. I needed to hear that, as we all do and deserve to hear nice things as reminders or to pull our heads out of out tushes sometimes so to speak. I know I do! I also know that if no one has told you that they love you today, I love you.