Wednesday, January 30, 2013

My First Guest Feature

Hello everyone! I am so excited! I was asked by Virgin Monologuez to write a guest post. My first reaction was YES! Then I asked about the topic. She gave me three options: A poem, a Monologue Monday post (sharing my journey in my own words), or write about loving myself. I thought I would tackle all in one. Please check out Virgin Monologuez. If you have teens or work with youth, please direct them to her site as well. I hope you enjoy!




"November"

***Disclaimer*** This poem was written when I was a teenager. This was my view at that time.
 
November was the month it came,
All the temptation; all the pain
Nights so lovely; nights so sweet
Days so dark; soul so week
November was the month it came,
Shattered my heart; made tears of vain
Nights sinful, full of evil
It was okay to the world, but in the Bible illegal
November was the month it was gone
Took my right; left my wrong
Night’s full of passion, nights so uncommon
Took my childishness; In its place left a woman

I lost my virginity at 16. It was Thanksgiving Day. Why that day? I wanted it to be special. Never mind that it would have been more special to wait and give myself to my husband. In my mind, he was going to be my husband. In my mind, we were going to live happily ever after. In my mind, I had found the one! Hmmmm, not so much. That same person that said he loved me to the moon and back cheated on me, had a baby by someone else, hit me, talked bad to me, and so on and so on. It was hard for me to grasp or understand what love truly was. What it truly meant and what it felt like.
Fast forward to now. I know how it feels to be truly loved. God has shown so much grace over the years. He’s allowed me to excel at my job, serve in ministry, and walk in my purpose. That’s love. No matter what I’ve done in the past; He keeps loving me. Through the love He’s shown, I’ve learned to love myself. I’ve learned to respect myself. I’ve learned to not let hurt or shame hinder me. I was able to move on from November and enjoy new seasons.

16 comments:

  1. To GOD be the Glory! Tis the season Miss Lady!!! Great post. Thanks for reaching back and sharing.

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    1. Aww, thank you Joi for stopping by. Peace and blessings!

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  2. Hi! Thank you so much for dropping by and following! This poem rings true for so many young ladies, unlike yourself, many never get free from their past. God is awesome isn't He? It doesn't matter what we've done...He wipes the slate clean! Truly amazing! Thanks for sharing...have a blessed evening!

    Michell @Prowess and Pearls

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    1. Michell, you are so right. God is awesome. Thanks for reading. Peace and blessings!

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  3. nice post
    http://doseofglambition.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks you and thanks for linking up! Peace and blessings!

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  4. Thanks again Jessica. It was a pleasure to have you on the site, and your post has received a lot of positive feedback from people who can relate. Thanks for being so candid.

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    1. The pleasure was mine! Thank you for the importunity! Peace and blessing and have a great weekend!

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  5. It is a great guest post . No matter what happens , in the end , God is here to help us.
    New follower from blog hop . Come to me soemtimes :)
    Noor @ Noor's Place

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    1. Thanks Noor and thanks for coming through! I will be sure to check out your blog. Have a blessed weekend!

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  6. A very honest and deep poem. Your newest follower via Aloha Hop.

    Vickie
    Ohabbyday.blogspot.com

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    1. Hello and thank you for stopping by!On my way to visit!

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  7. Hello!

    Such a great guest post. I agree with Noor, we all have made mistakes, but no matter what happens God is right there to help us when we need it. I'm a new follower now of yours:) Enjoy your weekend!


    Carissa
    Lillies & Silk

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    1. Thank you Carissa! Also, thank you for reading my post. You have a great weekend as well.

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  8. Wow, what a powerful poem and testimony. You are courageous to share such a personal story and show how far you've come. We have all made mistakes, especially in our youth. Thanks for sharing; it's inspiring!

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