Monday, October 3, 2011


" Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to the end, requires some of the same courage which a soldier needs ".

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

You have had an immense journey over the past year, that I don't think any words can articulate.
Your courage to carry forward, despite the pain you have endured, you have wiped your tears, and moved forward.
Despite the backs that turned, that once said they were a friend. Holding your head high above their hateful chatters,
you have moved forward without a foul word of them.
Feeling so alone for quite some time,
new Kindreds have found you, I don't think by chance. I believe the Lord has sent his army to you,they keep coming like magical stars that shine so bright to help light the path.
This past weekend, for those few hours we spent creating the awesome gifts, I saw that gleam in your eye, the smile of pure happiness.

Along this life changing journey of yours, I have witnessed the love, courage and strength you carry close to your heart.

Miss Mandi, I am so very proud of you!
Rock on with your love, passion and zest for life, this is your chapter!


Lee said...

I don't know the story behind these words, but do understand the love and respect carried with them.
Mandi is lucky to have you in her life.
Thanks for sharing.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

What a really loving and wonderful tribute. And such an uplifting one, too! xoxo

Love You To The Moon And Back said...

Diane, You and Alan are not only understanding souls and listeners showing good advice but, a very special FRIEND with love to Mandi.That is SOooo important in life. Love, Peggy

Lisa said...

It is a hard knock life...I've often told, my children, that being true to oneself, is often a lonely road. But also, you can look at yourself in the mirror. Wonderful Words, Diane.

lots of hugs,

Anonymous said...

I love you Mama :)