Meaningful Monday

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

~ Winston Churchill


Meaningful Monday

Holding on to my Broken Heart by Jaime Best

“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life… You give them a piece of you. They didn’t ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn’t your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like ‘maybe we should just be friend’ turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It’s a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.”

~ Neil Gaiman from The Sandman, Vol.9: The Kindly Ones

Sidenote: If I had the extra cash I would be so very tempted to buy the original from the above photo.  Jaime Best has some amazing artwork available on her website. You should check it out! 🙂

The Littlest Sister

“If you don’t understand how a woman could both love her sister dearly and want to wring her neck at the same time, then you were probably an only child.”

~ Linda Sunshine

I know that I have mentioned it before, but in case you missed it, I am the oldest of five kids… Three girls then two boys.  I know all about sisters!  In any case, Erin, the middle child but the youngest of the three girls, turns twenty-six today. (Man I feel old!)

I think she had the biggest blue eyes of any of us as a baby.

And a mischievous smile 🙂

She was even Deedee from Dexter’s Laboratory one year!

Now she is a soldier in the Army who we are all very proud of.

She is in fact stuck at a training exercise in the desert today.  I hope she has a great day anyways!

Happy Birthday Little Sister!

(Sidenote: Look at that giant brick of a phone on the desk behind Erin! 😛 )