|Broken Sand Dollars|
I never wished for pain or disappointment. I didn't want to lose my sense of self in my first serious relationship. I didn't want my dad to die on my birthday. I never would have imagined going four years without speaking to my family. These things hurt. They made me cry in agony and curse God. There were times when I didn't think I would make it. Can someone die from heartache? I had moments where I thought so. I felt discouraged and completely broken.
But, because I was broken, I am now stronger. I am confident and assertive. I trust in God and I learn from my mistakes. If I hadn't been through my broken times, I wouldn't be who I am today. These experiences, however painful they were, helped me become the woman I am - they molded me into today's Jaime because I learned to embrace them. The Jaime who is both excited and nervous about the future. The Jaime who is best friends with her husband. The Jaime who can love her family and set boundaries at the same time. The Jaime who loves God and has faith that He will never ever forsake her.
*I'm participating in the 2013 A to Z Challenge. Every day in April (except for Sundays) I will be posting according to a letter of the Alphabet. To read more about my theme, click here.