Red Flags- On Fire!

The very person that is the root of my depression has my site bookmarked on their page and religiously reads my blog but can’t communicate with me. When you ask what’s wrong? What did I do? What can I do to fix us? and the response is “I don’t know” followed by no effort, is a tough pill to swallow. Every day is a struggle to hold it together. I feel like my spirit has been zapped a million times- like superman being covered in kryptonite. Being the only one fighting to save a relationship feels like I  ran around a football field 20 times. I am totally and utterly exhausted!  Who else is there to tell you what not to do and what not to settle for than a person who has been through it and is going through? I hope and pray to God that all these hard lessons that are being learned can help others not have to experience my crap of beans.

Just when I thought I was so smart desperation for someone to love me crept in and blinded me from all the lies that were right before me! The red flags had flames and smoke. I said to myself that no one is perfect and that I could love through all of the flaws and the lies can be forgiven.

Once a liar always a liar…

I often wonder if Satan himself planted this imposter in my life. I thought I knew this individual and discovered that it was far from the truth. When a person thinks you need them they seem to want to give you their arse to kiss and become really cocky.

The person that once told you they loved you daily and did just enough to get by came to a complete halt.  I have always wanted someone that was simply normal and loved me unconditionally without all the games and lies. The lion king is in full effect and my dumb azz knew this before I dove headfirst. His eyes and all the lies that seemed like the truth were all revealed for what they were, all LIES. I have learned that people can love what you can do for them and not love you at all.

I have also learned that if a person can shut you out, stop touching you, kissing you for years at a time never loved you or has fallen out of love with you. We can factor in other issues like medical reasons, afraid to come out of the closet, involved with another woman or just plain smack not attracted to you. But which one is it? There is so much room for assumption that forces you to come to your own conclusion of what the issue may be.

Now more than ever I realize that it is totally fine to be alone if that is the only way to find peace. Be that as it may, I have made so many awful choices and I promise to myself and God to never repeat the same mistakes again.

There are situations in life that occur that will either make your relationship stronger or break you completely apart…

My faith is the only thing that keeps me together…

Consulting with God

My daughter reminded me of how important it is to consult with God in everything that I do and plan to do.

Emotions are not always the best route to take when making life changing decisions. You definitely can’t decide based on what you have shared with your family who will totally be on your side.

Sometimes situations can be extremely uncomfortable when in your mind you want change.

But God has the final decision on any moves I make. Never asking why, I am still and quiet. Sometimes I shout ”Do you really love me God, if so,why must I suffer?”

Learning can be painful sometimes as well as enjoyable. We have to take the bitter with the sweet and grow during the process of uncertainty.

All of your unanswered questions will be revealed in time. Keep an open line of prayer with God daily.

Dedicated to my Gina Bina 😍

To my daughter Regina- thank you for loving me unconditionally and being a rock in my life. You are an extraordinary young woman.

Cell Phone Secrets – Chipping away at your love and trust!  

The single life entitles you to tell your partner to have several seats and mind their business when it comes to your text and call log.

I will strongly suggest that if marriage is in the future that you start taking out the trash.

Most people these days can establish an imaginary full-blown relationship through text messaging. 

A red flag that things are going south in your relationship is change in pattern. The text begins to dwindle from your boo and then come to a complete halt and the calls too!  

When you ask for your honey’s cell phone and they refuse what are your first thoughts? What are they hiding? Do you feel like you are infringing on their right to privacy? 

I truly believe that everyone has a right to a certain level of privacy.

However, when you become one there should no longer be secrets. In addition, you should not exhibit any behavior that would allow your spouse to feel insecure.  Whatever it takes to make them feel secure again and loved should be done without hesitation if you truly love them. People usually love what you can do for them and they were never in love with the essence of you.  

Once the foundation of trust is cracked you have no choice but to rebuild or let it go!

The day you tell your honey bunny that you are willing to risk your relationship before you allow access to your phone phone proves that you have something to hide. It also proves that it’s all about you and you do to not care about their feelings.  

When you discover pictures of strangers in his/her phone and see “hey baby” text come through by chance not really looking for anything but heard the notification and glanced is enough to make you curious. No women or man has the right to use endearing terms like “hey baby” unless they gave them a reason to feel comfortable.  

With every lie, it chips away at the love you once felt and shreds the trust in a million pieces scattering to the wind.  After a while you become cold and shelter your heart from the hurt and lies. You once begged and pleaded for answers and never received a response. This would make anyone feel invisible.  

There is so much about love that many will never begin to comprehend. Love ❤️ begins with verbal communication not text and trust.

 

Sexy Alien

I totally decided that a double mastectomy was the best route to keep cancer away. The doctors warned me that they may not be able to save my nipples during the surgery. I just wanted all the cancer gone! I had no idea of the physiological damage visually this would cause me. It’s not about being vain either. A part of my body was removed and they will not grow back.

My family thought it was a bit over the top when the doctors offered to perform a lumpectomy.

My research concluded that if I decided to keep my breast there was a higher chance of reoccurrence. So off they both went along with my nipples! Yep, I no longer have nipples.

After my surgery the first thing I looked at was my chest. My eyes filled with tears feeling as if I was less of a woman with a now flat chest. So, I decided on implants and happy I did. This is not considered plastic surgery but reconstructive surgery which is a big difference. Same size bra just more perky ☺️

I had to convince myself that breast were overrated and besides I don’t need them anyway, right? I began to sob uncontrollably feeling like the essence of my womanhood was taken from me.

No breastfeeding or a man to embrace them so what’s the big deal ? It’s a huge deal but not if removing them could prolong my life.

I could have nipple reconstruction or 3-D tattoos to make me feel a tad better when looking in the mirror. But for now, the sexy alien look works. I have not decided on nipple reconstruction because it requires surgery. More than likely I’ll go the tattoo route.

Yes, it still bothers me and I miss my old saggy cute boobs that at least had nipples. They were mine not some foreign object floating in my chest.

Cancer took so much from me but I have my life! Boobs mean nothing to me when it comes to LIFE!

I just wanted my nipples to stay intact to feel as normal as possible…but cancer hides! The doctors did what was best.

Rejection

When you consistently reject someone for YEARS that loves you and refuse to communicate it hurts and damages them. Things will never be the same because now they are afraid to open up and love or allow anyone else to love them with the fear of being rejected again.

They have now gone into protect mode promising to never allow anyone the opportunity to get close to them. Sometimes all you want is him/her and when they don’t want you then you’d rather be alone.

Loving yourself is so important, knowing your worth and if you ever feel unloved God has an unconditional love that’s deeper than you can ever imagine.

My Truth

My heart was broken by every man I’ve had in my life…God is the only unwavering love I’ve experienced.
I am hyper sensitive about life. I’ve made so many mistakes because I did not think things through. Afraid of getting my heart broken for the 100th time. I am resilient but more fragile. My love and faith in God is the only thing that keeps me together.
Cancer battle definitely changed my outlook on life. I have no more time to waste. Living life and never finding true love has always been one of my fears.
If it were not for God, my children and parents I’d be shattered in a million pieces.
I have so much love to give to the right person. But there seems to be no man worthy or ready to receive me. Through it all, I count my blessings and still find happiness within.

Begging for Love…

There is nothing more humiliating than begging for someone to love me. You can not give your love to just anyone. Everyone isn’t worthy to enter your temple or your life!

If a person’s only purpose is sex then you are definitely in for a disappointment. Getting to know each other and becoming friends first is important unless it just happens to be love at first sight.  Watch out for predators, users and people who pretend to love you because of ulterior motives.

The one thing I have learned is men experience the same hurt as I have. We somehow end of with the right wrong person. I know, it sounds crazy, right? Well, you think the person is right for you when they are so wrong for you in many ways. We usually find out this in days, months or sadly years!

If a person does not want to be with you there is nothing you can do to change their mind or heart no matter how much you compromise yourself. The only result you will have is a broken heart. We sometimes imagine what could be when it will never be no matter how hard we wish, pray and hope with all our might. I can cry, scream and yell and all they will hear is silence. My heart could be broken and I imagine them ripping my heart out of my chest and throwing it on the ground to crush it.

I have so much love to give to the right person. Sometimes, I think my love is too big and maybe too much for the average Joe. Maybe my love scared men in my past off because it comes from the depth of my soul. The only unconditional love and everlasting love comes from my children, my parents, and God.

I keep praying and hoping that one day God will send me a man to love me in every possible way. I want the kind of love that we enjoy the very essence of our existence.

The kind of love that we can’t keep our hands off each other. The kind of love that we only see beauty in us and no one is more perfect then we are to each other. The kind of love that we want to spend all the time we have in the world together. The kind of love that we look into each other’s eyes and get lost in love. The kind of love that feels like soft sensual volts of electricity is traveling through my body when he touches me. The kind of love that God is the foundation of.

In the meantime, I will focus on loving those who love me and learning to love myself more and more with every passing day.  The unconditional love of a man is just not in the cards for me and I have accepted that.

I want the kind of love I don’t have to beg for…