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Keep your wits and ride the pain!

At 35 years of age I've worn many masks. I've come much-to-close to being complicit as provider of the alcohol that almost marked me for manslaughter. I've driven while blacked-out only to awaken and question my own unconscious willingness to drive others home. I've prayed to the sky that my wife be spared from death by hemorrhage from labor. I've been crushed by despair at the news of miscarriage, only to find out that the diagnosis was wrong. I've kissed the forehead of my grandmother just after the line went flat and the pulse went drone. I've used and abused and in using and abusing found heavens of inspiration and loathing.

I've chosen to keep my wits and ride out the pain. I've given every beat of my heart until it's last to love and keep my children. I say I love you everyday. I kiss my children everyday. I give what I have and take reluctantly. I've known the falling in love and have fallen away from it only to be given another chance.

I find it sad that people will criticize what they have no understanding of. I find it sad that our nation is being dictated by those who know us so well they feel ordained to render sanctimonious remedies, even if those remedies cause destruction and death.

Please share what those around you scoff at as it pertains to your choices in life. This community is love and we will see this through.

Peace and Love always.

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thank you for this post!

the two biggest things scoffed at;
homeschooling my three children (this doesn't happen so much now that my 2nd grader is doing 5th grade work)

and voting 3rd party in a presidential election for the 2nd time. This drew friendly fire from both sides of the family, but my husband and I still did it.

The most difficult part of this is all of the people involved are principled, yet they fall for the 'lesser of two evils' fallacy when it comes to voting for president. It breaks my heart sometimes to see how short sighted folks can be.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Great post.

Great post.




Thank you brother.

I can relate. I have had my share of over usage and poor decision making over the years. I pray to be a better husband and father. God bless.

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Wonderful. Wonderful.

Thank you.

He's the man.

Me 2

I find it sad that people will criticize what they have no understanding of.

I enjoyed that :)

Very nice.

I share with you all...

for two reasons:

1) I am home here;

2) I am able to do what I love here, which is write.

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Thank you for sharing

with us.

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

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