I hesitated for a moment and turned to her. I couldn’t take my eyes off of hers.
After a few moments, I took a few steps toward her without breaking my gaze.
“I almost didn’t recognize you,” I whispered, taking off my glasses to look deeper into her brown eyes. She had dark circles around her eyes that were not there the last time I looked at her. When was the last time I actually looked at her?
As I stood there staring at her, she stared back at me, without saying a word.
I looked deeper into her brown eyes and saw the sadness hidden behind the smile.
“I’m glad you’re back, it’s been a long time,” she said, breaking the silence between us.
I stared at her for what felt like an eternity. I wanted to pull my eyes away and look anywhere but at her.
“It’s okay child, we all change. The strong will embrace the changes and you are strong,” she whispered. “Don’t ever forget you are one of the strong ones.
Tears began to slide uncontrollably down my cheeks as they did hers.
“Thank you,” I said to my reflection in the mirror.
I'm just a girl who was transplanted to Texas in 2014 when my dear hubby got a job here. I was nervous about moving back to Texas but I had no cause to worry. I met and made wonderful writer friends through NaNoWriMo. (National Novel Writing Month)
My writing is one of the most important things in my life. I have been published twice. Once on the NPR: This I Believe website and I have a poem that was published in the International Poets Society's book in 2002.
In 2008, I became very ill and my body began to shut down. I was put into a medically induced coma for six weeks. In those six weeks, I was put on a ventilator because my lungs began to fail. I was put on dialysis as my kidneys began to fail. My husband was told to gather my family as I was not expected to make it. And yet, here I am today, stronger than I have ever been before. My husband is why I am here today. He never gave up on me for one minute and I believe that his prayers were heard by God and here I am.
Other than writing, I love to play video games with my husband and my best friend Ron. I love to create bracelets with the rainbow loom and when it gets cold, I start crocheting. I am currently working on a retro, pink camo poncho.
Well, that's a little peek into my life. I look forward to hearing about yours.
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