Friday, May 30, 2014

I Showed Up

I showed up
Shaking in my brave
No masks
not even make up to hide behind

I showed up
Uncertain of acceptance
Arms barred
scars showing

I showed up
Trembling tearful words
Honest, authentic

I showed up
Heart in my eyes
Brokenness and wholeness
Walking together into that room

I showed up
Breathing through panic
Triggered by past baggage
Ready to bolt

I showed up
And it was okay
My heart was heard
My words accepted
My story not scorned

I showed up
to women shaking in their brave
to real spilling down cheeks
to shared journeys

Tonight I showed up
Tomorrow I will do it again.


  1. This is beautiful. So so proud of you, my friend.

    1. <3 thanks Dana. So glad to have you in my corner cheering me on.

  2. I just want to say that I love your blog and your honesty.. I also write a blog about healing from trauma and scars and my every day battle in therapy and healing... would love to connect with you ..

    my name is Karen here is my blog

    Finding The Grace Within

    1. Hi Karen - thanks for stopping by and for your kind words. I'll definitely stop by and check out your blog. It's good to connect with others who are walking this path of healing.