The PunkPenBlog’s First Challenge: My First Attempt, “Stronger”

I have been nominated by the fabulous  Aashi at,, to take part in her first challenge (, so here goes!

“Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!”

Curled up in the fetal position, certain I would die, I repeated this to myself over and over again, desperately trying to convince myself the words were true. Broken hearted and akin to nothing more than a fish out of water, I hadn’t any idea how i would ever make it out of bed again, never mind grow stronger.

My grief was too powerful; surely it would swallow me whole. The pain strewn upon my soul burned as if a dragon had just breathed his fiery breath directly into my face, and watched my scorched, burning, skin peel off my skeletal frame.

I hadn’t much time to hide nor hibernate for I am a mother and my old needed me. So I pulled myself up and robotically went through our day-to-day motions. Soon, our days were less robotic and I found myself actually living again, instead of merely going through the motions.

Divorce and the grief of what I believed my marriage to be was one of the hardest things I’ve ever experienced.

Today though, I am Stronger.

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