I am disentangling myself from my marriage.

Since the news hit my public domain I’ve had many responses such as “you’re so brave” or “you’re braver than I” and all of those comments have been from women. Women I have known my entire life and have endured private turmoil that I never knew about. Some say, “I wish I had done the same thing years ago. I wish I was as brave as you. “

I’m not brave. I am supported. I am supported by all these women who have called me brave. They’ve given me strength during my life – some in small ways, some in very big ways, but ALL in ways that have counted and mattered and have been recognized and appreciated.

To all those women in my life who have listened to my words, my hopes and fears, to those that have endured my anxiety, depression and tears, to those that show up, that remember me and say proudly “I know her!” – each and every one of you have given me the strength and have shown me with your own bravery to make the changes I need to make in my life. Your hands have helped me up, consoled me, hugged me, healed me, welcomed me, and wiped away my tears. Your hands hold me up and have carried me to where I am now.

So I want to say thank you to each and everyone of you. Your support, your love, and your friendship has always given me the strength I need to be brave.

2 thoughts on “The hands that hold me up.

  1. PENNY COOK says:

    Beautifully said. You are an amazing woman, and you are loved.
    Mom loves you too.


  2. Rosanne says:

    You are a warrior just like all women! We all have it in us, some just haven’t found her yet.

    “It takes inner strength to walk away from the life you had planned, to find the one waiting for you”

    You’ve got this, now go get it!!!


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