Sunday, February 20, 2011


Hello my friends. It's been awhile. I've been, well, busy. 2 kids (one that never stops saying Mom-really-NEVER-Mom mom mom mom-what Caitlyn?!?!?!?!? Mom mom mom mom. Sigh. One day she won't want to speak to me at all and then i'll miss this I'm sure) fulltime job (going way better-more of a routine now) house to keep up (just the basics because frankly that's what closets are for-to store all the crap that clutters my space) workouts to attend (somehow I'm now eating through my emotions and don't want to have any more padding than is already there) friends to enjoy (thank heavens for that) church (can always do more really).
But I've been the most busy in my head. Trying to figure out what has happened in my life that made me think that the things that were going on in my marital relationship were okay. I could name 10 things off the top of my head that went on that could curl your toes. So how come I rationalized my way to here? This is what I've been busy doing. Figuring it out. And grieving it now because I couldn't when it happened. I had to hold it all together so things wouldn't fall apart. Funny how they do anyway. I think Heavenly Father gives us a certain amount of time in a situation and then when we're REALLY not getting the picture, gives us a swift kick in the butt so that we finally take action instead of simply allowing life to pass us by. I'm sorta tired of life passing me by. It feels good to take action. But heartwrenching, gutwrenching to see clearly that which has been foggy for so long. I'm excited to create this beautiful, SAFE future for myself and my children. And completely anxious and scared all at the same time. Which brings me to boundries. I tend to have pretty fuzzy boundries after having been emotionally abused for most of my life. At least they've been fuzzy in the past. Time to learn about boundries and how to create them. For that reason I have considered making my blog private as I don't know if I want certain people to read my innermost thoughts and feelings. If you want that part of me you're going to have to work hard to get it-this is what people with boundries do ( it's a revalation to me). However, I also have had private comments sent to me from those who read my blog that really helped me and maybe something I have said helped them. Sorta win win. So for now the blog stays as is. Don't know how often I'll post or how interesting it really is to you out there in bloggerland but it is what it is.
2 things I've learned lately that have really struck me:
1. Marie Osmond when she was on Oprah said " You marry at the level of your self worth" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lightbulb moment.
2. Love shouldn't hurt. Wait. What? Really. Hmmmmmmmmm.
Bottom line for my life: I know what I deserve and I won't settle for less anymore. I AM DONE SETTLING AND FIXING AND PLEADING AND CRYING AND HOPING. DONE.
Just so we're clear.
Boundries. They kinda rock.


Tanya S. said...

You are completely worth boundaries, love and kindness!!


Lynn said...

Awesome! I completely agree with what Tanya said.

I am loving the Marie Osmond quote too.

p.S. Glad to hear that the full time job, and daily life routine is now working for you. Schedules sure make life so much easier, eh. ; D

Jewels said...

I LOVE Boundaries :) yay!!!!

Mrs. M said...

I've got a little girl who does that too: "Mommomommommommommom...." It's endearing and annoying at the same time:)

candice said...

Good for you Erica!!! You have so many people rooting for you, and I'm one of them!! We send our love and prayers your way.

I'm grateful for the things you post. I find myself doing a lot of introspection after reading your posts. I appreciate that; keeps things real, if you know what i mean.

Alison said...

I had this awesome amazing beautiful friend say this little thing that's become one of my many mantra's - Christ-like.. with boundaries!! Haha :D Love you like a sister :) Hugs!!

k said...

you sound so strong! wahoo for you - you've come along way baby!!! love you :) ~K

Barb Stanford said...

Erica, you are amazing! You are SO worth more than you realize and I am glad you are seeing that. Set those boundaries and be happy as you deserve it :)