I gave myself a year to heal, a year to find myself again as an independent being. After the year was up, it was still hard to open myself up again, to trust my heart with someone new. But at 33, I didn’t want to lose any more time or the possibility of still having a family down the road. At 19, I’d given birth to a beautiful daughter and put her in the arms of amazing adopting parents, and though I was at peace with that decision, particularly after seeing the person she was becoming, I found the thought of possibly giving up my only child to be devastating at the time. I had to try, and Rumi’s words once again spoke to me:
5 thoughts on “Rumi: Wise Words of a 13th Century Poet”
Such a beautiful quote and very thought provoking. Thanks for sharing your story. You certainly have the right perspective on thinking of you through hard times.
Yes to all of this. It’s often the darkest parts of us that help us heal the most!
Such a beautiful quote. I love words as well. Thank you for opening such an intimate part of your life. I’m sure your story will connect with someone!
Wow, The honesty in each of these “stories” of your life, make this a compelling piece of writing. The quotes were great, and there are a few I’m going to hold onto. Thanks for sharing somethings that are so personal.