Thursday, July 7, 2011

Be Honest Update: Nothin's Gonna Break My Stride

Can I be honest with you? I know this blog is intended to share my interest of fashion, makeup and other fabulous randomness going on in my life. Today, I really want to talk to you as a friend, because I'm needing some support right now; a big virtual hug from all of you.

You have no idea how appreciative I am of your comments and following my adventures each and every day. Thanks to this blog I feel like I have a world of friends out there and I am so thankful for that. True friends share in the good; which I hope I'm bringing to you each day. True friends also share in the not so good; which you have also experienced with me recently. . .bad people breaking into my car and stealing my stuff. How dare they!

So today I am being honest with you on a more personal level. Totally and completely honest of what I'm dealing with. I promise tomorrow we will return to a more upbeat topic :)

Yesterday was a week since the break in to my vehicle and the loss of some impossible to replace items. I have gone through every emotion you can imagine!

Saddness: Why us?
Anger: I hope the people that broke into our car are caught and rot in jail!
Fear: I'm not comfortable going back to church; to the scene of the crime.
Concern: Who's following us?

I could go on and on with the roller coaster of emotions, but one emotion stands above all. . .HOPE!

Yes, hope in that the criminals will be caught, hope that our items will be found and most importantly the hope that hubby and I won't feel like we have to watch behind our backs each and every minute.

Ever since the break in I have had the 1983 Matthew Wilder song Break My Stride in my head. You can watch the video for the song here to take a stroll down memory lane.

I know you know the words.  . .

Ain't nothin' gonna to break my stride
Nobody's gonna slow me down, oh-no
I got to keep on movin'
Ain't nothin' gonna break my stride
I'm running and I won't touch ground
Oh-no, I got to keep on movin'

I just keep thinking how I am not going to let these people win. As violated as I may feel they will not be victorious in the attempt to derail us and they will not slow me down. . .I got to keep on movin'.

I have always been one of those eternally optimistic people that do not dwell on the negative. I brush myself off and move on when there are bumps in the road. It's just my way and this is just a bump. 

You don't have to be robbed to feel like someone has taken your sparkle away; that's what I feel like. Someone has taken my sparkle. Maybe you're having trouble at work or an argument with a loved one? Do you ever feel like you're in a hole that someone else created for you and although you are making your way out, the support of God and others is the only reasonable explanation you have for dealing as well as you have? 

Each day that goes by the feeling of vulnerability gets a little better and I am thankful for that. I know that is greatly because of my faith in God, my wonderful hubby, supportive and loving family and friends and all of you. I can assure you, that no one is going to stop what God has in store for me!

Have you been there? Am I just over reacting?

Thanks for listening friends. I'd love to hear your comments and please know how much you all mean to me! I hope your world is going well, and don't let anyone ever break your stride!


  1. You always know how to put a hopeful and upbeat spin on things! Even as you talk about something so scary and painful and difficult, your upbeat voice still shines through.

  2. Hi Ruth. I'm certainly glad you see that! I just don't know any other way to be. I figure I will get much farther thinking everything's going to be fine than live in doubt and fear! Hope you're having a great day and thank you for the kind words!

  3. Great blog and I agree with what you said, Jamie. HUGS to you. Give my love to John and your parents