Making Space For Ourselves

Sometimes it is necessary
to pull away
from those who love us,
those we love
in order to find out what we think,
what we feel,
who we are
without their expectations
pulling us in different directions.

Sometimes we need to learn to love ourselves
by being alone with our own doubts and thoughts
for a time,
to see our own reflection
without their shadows behind us.

They may see it as abandonment,
selfish or uncaring
but those who truly love,
know the seeds they planted
take time and space
to thrive

and that we become
who we are
because of their love
not in spite of it.

©2018 Sharron R. McMillan

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4 Responses to Making Space For Ourselves

  1. hernibs says:

    And your love has helped me heal and grow too. 😉

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  2. So well said Mom. And those who truly love us give us space for this growth. So thankful for you and the many ways you encourage me to be myself.

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  3. hernibs says:

    I’m glad you got it. I wondered who it would be meant for besides myself. 😉

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  4. lovealways7 says:

    Good..I needed to capture that! In so many ways.Thank you❤️

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