September 11, 2015

USE YOUR WORDS - September 2015

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them.

I’m using: 
robust ~ strength ~ core ~ phoenix ~ blue ~ mother

They were submitted by: Sparkly Poetic Weirdo

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:

 Baking In A Tornado

 Spatulas on Parade

 The Momisodes

 The Bergham’s Life Chronicles

 Stacy Sews and Schools

 Sparkly Poetic Weirdo

 Southern Belle Charm

 The Diary of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver

 Dinosaur Superhero Mommy

 The Angrivated Mom

 Confessions of a part time working mom

 Someone Else’s Genius


 Evil Joy Speaks

 Never Ever Give Up Hope

 Eileen’s Perpetually Busy

 Searching for Sanity 

 She had a large, robust family and she took great pride in it. Her children were her everything. Her reason to keep going in a difficult life. Being a mother was the most important thing in the world to her, her reason for being. Her reason for breathing. 
 But things happen, like they always do. 
 Her family was torn apart by a monster. 
 She had to go. She took most of the children with her but one chose to remain behind. 
 The pain in her heart from the one child deciding not to go with her nearly tore her heart in two.  Her blue eyes were constantly swimming in tears. 
 But she had to find the strength in her core to rise like a phoenix from the ashes of heartbreak, violence and betrayal. 
 She had to keep going on the hope that one day all of her children would one day be under her roof, safe, sound and happy as they had never before been. 


  1. Great story! I hope that one day the two are reunited! Maybe next month's words will help.

  2. powerful and I have goosebumps all over my arms.

  3. I absolutely loved this. So emotional. So beautifully written. Thank you for sharing!!!

  4. She is an incredibly brave woman, one I'm proud to call friend.
    And I hope she lives a happier life because of her bravery.

  5. I feel these words were meant for you, so, so, so glad you got them.

    What a brave, smart soul heading towards a better life. ❤❤❤

  6. my mom went through this with my dad... he was abusive to her and to us, but my brother and I both went to live with him for a little while. I think leaving our childhood home and the fact that she moved on and in with another man really quickly was all too much for us to handle and I just wanted my own room back and my own space. Anyway, I know it cut her deeply that we did it, but I think we both had to and maybe get it out of our system. Both of us moved back to her after about a year to a year and a half and never even entertained the thought of moving in with him again. What you've done is tremendously brave, and I cant even imagine how much it hurts not to have one of your children with you, but if its anything like my situation, with a little time, that separation will be a distant memory. stay strong <3

  7. I see people like this every day at work, and it always breaks my heart. No parent ever wants to leave a child behind, even if it's what the child wants. Hugs to you.

  8. OMG Stacy, this is your story?
    As a reader and a friend I'm in desperate need of a happy end. There is going to be one, right?

  9. I hear the yearning of your heart and it tears at mine.

  10. She's amazing and she WILL rise from the ashes. I know that in my heart.

  11. This screams you. I love you and pray for you and the kids, a new life, a happy life , a bright future.

  12. You are a phoenix, Stacy. And as you can tell, you have a huge support system if you ever need someone to talk to. <3

  13. She is very brave! And she is doing the best she can with what she's been given. And all those kids will appreciate it someday. I hope that day comes sooner, rather than later!


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