Music is Oxygen

A journey into my past…

If you could travel back in time, what would you tell your younger self?

I’ve pondered that question many times over the years, and I always come back to the one thing I regret — not believing in myself when I was a young mother. I let the voices of my elders lead me down a path that I now know was the wrong one for me, and if I had the chance to do it all again, that’s the only thing I’d change. It’s true that our experiences shape us. Our characters are formed through our trials, errors and victories. I know also, that my one regret has imprinted my being and it now shapes my perspective on life and parenting.

So, if I could talk to my younger self, I’d tell her to be brave, to have faith in herself, to trust her instincts, to keep close to God and watch Him work wonders in her life. And, without saying anything else, I’d just hug her for I know it’s one of the things she never got enough of.

What would you tell your younger self if you had the chance?

 

 

Song: “MercyMe – Dear Younger Me”

 


Contents compiled: August 30 2016
Originally published: August 30 2016
Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises


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My survival song

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Four years ago, this was the one song I played on a continuous loop. It was and still is my survival song. I survived abuse, fleeing for my safety, several relocations and then starting over from scratch.

As I look back,  I say with a full heart of triumph that I not only survived but now I also thrive. But it was not by my own will, it was because the Hurt met the Healer.

The Healer gave me the strength to push,  dig deep,  trust,  feel,  and finally live again. A part of me has died,  but like the Phoenix I rise again because of the Healer.

Perhaps you too have a survival story.
Perhaps you also have a survival song.
Perhaps your Hurt was also met by the Healer.
Perhaps you now thrive, rising like a Phoenix from the ashes.

Rise my fearless ones.
Rise for better.
Rise for truth.
Rise for justice.
Rise because the best revenge against adversity is to thrive.

This is my survival song. Enjoy 🌷

Hugs,
A.

Song: The Hurt and the Healer by MercyMe


Contents written: June 24 2016 I  Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises