I have gotten support from the people I love, but it has still been brutal.
Yesterday I sent my childhood pastor, John Darsey, an email about a crazy article that I thought he would enjoy. He kindly sent me a reply back about the article and then at the bottom it said:
"I sure enjoy your FB and blog. You seem to be every bit the happy, intelligent, confident, and lovely woman that we all knew you would be when you were little. If you don't mind me saying so, I believe your dad is proud of you. I sure am. Take care!"
Tears started streaming from my face as soon as I read it.
My father passed away when I was 13.
I just needed to hear those words so much.
I am happy, intelligent, confident and a lovely woman not only in my father's eyes but even more so in my heavenly Father's eyes despite how I feel some days.
Always having the mindset and outlook on life as being a daughter of God first and foremost can do wonders to your self-esteem.