Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Officially my favorite month.
Not only is it National Crochet month
(and we all know why I love that)
but it's also Self Injury Awareness month.

I don't like to talk about it much
because it's a sore subject for me,
but I've struggled with self-injury
for a little over seven years.
It's been a tug-of-war most days,
but I've been winning for a little over three years
 because my husband has shown me
that there is so much to be grateful for
and to love in this life.

Even when it feels like everything's falling apart
and everyone's against me, I have him to give me a reason
to love myself and the world around me,
regardless of the past and any evidence I've brought with me.

So this month, I am going to focus on the things
that make me happy, and thankful to be alive.
Like the sun peeking in the window,
warming my kitten's belly.

And hopefully, by the end of this month,
I'll be able to tell my husband he's right,
that I have nothing to be afraid of in this world
as long as he's beside me,
telling me,
showing me,
I'm everything beautiful.

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