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I grew up in a village of 500 people and now live in a beach town of 10 000. Wife to Jeff, Mama to Makenna and Jack. This is my place to share what's up with us, and the place where I sometimes need to pour my heart out about the not so sunshiney moments. This is my happy place. Thanks for stopping by :) Copyright 2012 by Melissa Wormington, that no part of this blog may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means, without permission from the publisher.
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Jeff, Makenna, Jack and Melissa. Spring 2012. Photo credit: Tricia Denomme/Hope Photography

Thursday, May 31, 2012

New series: "And I Quote"

There are a lot of reasons I am starting this new series, "And I Quote", but to make a long story short, sometimes there is a lot to say but I'm not sure how best to say it, whether or not I should say it, or how much detail to go into when I do say it. 

I find myself, more and more, turning the words someone else has said for inspiration.  Quotes from other people do inspire me, remind me, comfort me and motivate me.  Perhaps by blogging specific chosen quotes, I will be able to get off my chest what I have difficulty saying and be able to process through what's happening behind the scenes. 

I'm thinking perhaps this will be a new Friday series for this blog...a little nugget to think about after a long week.

Today:  This one speaks to me: 


I have always done what I believe in my heart to be right.  There have always been those out there quick to criticize.   Nursing my babies.  Letting my children leave the dinner table with food still on their plates.    The man I chose to marry.   Advocating for the Brindley family.  Blogging about the tornado.  Agreeing to speak to the media about our story, more than once.  What my new house looks like in comparison to my old one.   Promoting my blog and my family's story.  Being "happy".   Who I choose to be friends with.  The field I work in.  My views on religion and spirituality. 

No matter what, there always seems to be someone quick to judge, quick to condemn, quick to criticize.  There always seems to be someone offering "advice" on how to live life and how I should go about my business. 

My Life.  Not theirs. 
I have always done what I believe in my heart to be right. 
And despite the best efforts of others, I will continue to do so. 

Lets just leave it at that.