A Moment in Time – Tell us about one moment that you lived in 2011 that you will never forget.
What on earth do I write about here? I have so many moments from this year that I’ll never forget. I’ve sorted through them and I think the choice sort of made itself after hours of rumination. One Moment. That’s what I’m looking for. Not an event, not a party or a story, just a moment.
I have it. It’s a special moment, cradled to my chest with love and tenderness to keep it safe from the scary part of me. It’s tiny, but big in importance.
After I moved into my own apartment, so graciously rented to me by a friend I hardly deserve, I found myself sitting alone, in the quiet. I heard my friends upstairs, laughing with each other. My cats were curled up together, one snoring her weird squeaky snore and the other purring in contentment. I was surrounded with MY things. Colors everywhere! I felt, for the first time, a sense of peace, accomplishment and pride.
I had saved myself. I had allowed others to help me and was THE BETTER for it. It did not make me weak. It made me stronger. Admitting that I couldn’t do something on my own made me feel loved as others drew around me in support. This moment that I lived in was one of overwhelming trust. I had faith for the first time in a long time. My friends gave me that. In that moment, I loved myself again.