Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder

I would love to hear from you! Sharing Saturday with you.


Hope! It is the very essence of my life that abusers could not take from me. Against all odds, I maintained HOPE.


H appiness gained through the belief that something good is coming.

O ptimism when the rain seems to not end.

P ositive outcomes will happen.

E ternally grateful that God will not leave my side.

Metaphorical Gunpowder: When I have a childhood memory why is it called a “flashback.” When someone else has a childhood memory — why is their memory called a “memory.”

For me to carry on in life like I am not forever broken, I need to value the same human experiences the guy next to me has.

So, last week when I was bathing and remembered the bloody water that surrounded the murdered woman in the bathtub in that motel room in 1968 — I choose to carry it with me simply as a “memory.” I don’t want to call it a flashback — unless you call your old memories “flashbacks.”

Leave your jewel, a gem or something you kept yourself free from with metaphorical gunpowder.

Remember, the only scars in heaven will be the ones on Jesus! Life does get better.

Happy Saturday!

Published by Gracedxoxo

I have the courage to tell my story to help others embrace theirs.

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