“Writing down our dreams is not only powerful but prophetic- it’s our signal to the Lord that we believe He can do anything! “©Simone Holloway, 2019
Yet, is not shame like that? You will spend your whole life believing in your pursuit or call and the response of the one you love will make you second guess your covenant. What you looked upon with pride, you now look upon with regret. I think that experiences like Iris’ or even mine during my college years have the power to shape us. We can either stick to our conviction, or to win the love of another we can compromise.”©Simone Holloway, 2019
“How beautiful would it be to enjoy our accomplishments from a place of wholeness?” ©Simone Holloway, 2019
“I looked her in the eye and said, “It’s not my job to parent someone’s dysfunction.” Whoo! That’s something, right there! Say it with me: IT IS NOT MY JOB TO BE THE CARETAKER OF SOMEONE ELSE’S DYSFUNCTION!!!!! ” ©Simone Holloway, 2019
” I said hello, and asked what he wanted. He responded with a classic lie: “I missed you.” I would miss me too, I mean your girl is out here living her best life looking like a whole meal. I said “Ok.” Like what am I supposed to do about that? That seems like a personal problem to me. He kept going, “I just wanted to talk to you. I made a huge mistake. You’re the one for me. I need you in my life. I want to marry you.” My jaw dropped because for years I wanted to marry this man. Can you imagine thinking that 3 years in is the time, then year five comes and no proposal, and finally, your relationship is over by year seven. Instantly my past started contending with my future. “©Simone Holloway, 2019
“But How?” my hearts screams out. “How can we return to a place I never got to. I almost got there, I thought I was there but I failed… I never got there.” In love, He grabs my hand and whispers, “Your only failure would have been to marry someone who was never designed to love you. To procreate with someone who did not have the capacity to be a father and to enter into a business partnership with someone with no integrity. Babygirl, you did not fail. You succeeded! For you chose your future over your present and you chose what was hard over what was easy. You said Yes even though the cost was your heart. You, my dear, can return to this place…” ©Simone Holloway, 2019
“So, here I am completely open and vulnerable and just plain scared but willing. I am willing to be open, I am willing to be loved. “©Simone Holloway, 2019
“If we’re honest, our anger is with ourselves. We’re disappointed that we placed faith and trust in someone that we thought could do no wrong, but they did. Problem is: we’re all human, liable to make mistakes.” (c) Simone Holloway, 2018
I stand on love’s cliff and the wind beckons me to the sky.
Either I will sink or swim- but first I must fly!
Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers- So… this weekend has been interesante so far. I walked into my NEW apartment last night to spiders- like legit God-created spiders and I felt a panic attack coming on. I rushed to Walmart with my head scarf still on. Yep, fear took away the shame and…