Self Love: She is Me

image of Kristin HawthorneI’ve hated this woman.

I’ve not loved her at full capacity.

I’ve fed her lies & told her she wasn’t good enough & have allowed others to tell her she isn’t good enough.

I’ve allowed her to be broken.

I’ve allowed others to treat her disrespectfully.

I’ve allowed her to run through brick walls & battle for others who won’t even stand up for her.

I couldn’t stop others from abandoning her but I’ve seen her stand up & be a light for the world & love others despite all of that.

I have stood paralyzed by fear while she fought battles in her mind, heart, & soul.

This woman has screwed up many times in relationships, as a daughter, as a sister, & as a friend because she doesn’t always say & do the “right” things.

She has a smart mouth, is stubborn, & has secrets.

She has scars because she has a history.

Some people love this woman, some like her, & some don’t care for her at all.

She has done good in her life & has done not so good in her life.

She is random and sometimes silly.

She will not pretend to be who she is not.

She is who she is.

Every mistake, failure, trial disappointment, success, joy, & achievement made her into who she is today.

You can love her or not — but if she loves you she will do it with her whole heart & she will make no apologies for who she is.

This woman is a WARRIOR.

She’s not perfect, but has a lot of WORTH.


Gracefully broken but beautifully standing.

She is LOVE.

She is LIFE.


She is GRACE.

She is BRAVE.

& she will never stop learning or moving forward.

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