So many of my friends are going through incredibly painful and emotionally charged times right now. I too am going through the biggest changes in my own life.
There is a stirring within me, a stirring of a woman who beats her fists upon a wall, angered that so much tribulation and emotional distress has to be endured by so many.
There is an uprising within me. I will be stronger, more courageous, more certain, more committed to love conquering all.
The ideal can be achieved, but it starts with me. It starts anew.
Update: October 2012
That was the first blog I wrote when I started "A T Revival." Wow, it seems like a lifetime ago. So much has changed, yet my passion for life has only grown. And I've grown older as well. I can barely even remember being "him" except for my experiences and relationships with my closest family and friends. But I no longer see that "Man in the Mirror," and the feelings of heartache and pain I experienced during transition is a fading memory.
I still struggle, but not like I struggled before.
I still strive, this time for my family, and in doing what I can to provide for my children while giving them all of me they need and want in me as their Maddie.
I have a new song in my heart. A true song. I'm finally singing from the voice that was so ever silent within me, and it's a fantastically melodious reverie.