Letting It Go! I’m taking a lesson from my favorite empowered lady, Elsa. It’s been 7 years and I’m taking my power back. Somehow after I had been divorced, he still found ways to maintain forms on control. In all different ways, refusing to answer me on co-parenting questions, deciding to pay child support not on the due date but whenever he felt like he wanted to, without communicating to me when that would be just stating “You shouldn’t rely on my money”. It didn’t matter how kind I was…. how nicely I worded things. I had to become a bendy straw having to completely bend over backwards to still being treated like disposable trash.
I’m done being hurt.
I’m done bending.
I’m done not being heard.
I’m done not being valued.
I’m done being emotionally manipulated.
I’m done being told what I can and can’t do.
I’m done letting someone who does and means nothing to me control my head space.
I’m done opening myself up to be hoping he will change, to be disappointed constantly.
I’m done hoping he will be more for his children.
I’m done letting him dictate my emotions.
I’m Letting it go.
Letting go of the guilt of how I wanted my children to grow up in their home with their mama every day.
Letting go of how I will never be able to control, help and support his household for my children.
Letting go of the hurt.
Letting go of the constant disappointment.
Letting go of it all.
Now I will embrace the time the kids and I have being thankful for all the memories we have, not the time we don’t have together.
I will value each phone call to the fullest.
I will savor the moments that my house is loud, chaotic, messy and intense, because soon enough they will be at their dads.
I will embrace the nights where they take 5 trips down the stairs refusing to go to bed due to their unquenchable thirst that only began at bed time.
I will cherish the snot filled, or sweaty stinky hugs and kisses.
I will not rush the extra bedtime story.
I will watch attentively as they want to show me their latest creations.
I will be there Mama still 7 days a week, 365 days a year, no matter what, no matter where they go my love will always find them, and nobody can ever change that.
I will never have any bigger accomplishment in live than being their Mama, and having their love.
Stay Positive and Be Kind,
Rah Rah Rachel