NOVEMBER 2, 2019: “The Homecoming Queen” …


A friend asked me if she could send Gia a song she heard today that reminded her of her. Although she’s a relatively new friend to us both, because of how and why we met, she’s had an up close and personal part of my daughter’s healing process. She’s gotten to know her very well and seen directly into her heart, so when I listened to the song myself, I was floored. It truly is her perfect song:

What if I told you the world wouldn’t end if you started showing what’s under your skin? What if you let ’em all in on the lie? Even the homecoming queen cries.

Guess what? It’s my perfect song as well! I’m thankful I finally found the courage to start speaking all my truths, because living a lie wasn’t working for me at all!

My daughter is an enigma much stronger and wiser than me on even my very best day. Fair warning to anyone who doubted the power she’ll wield when she finally starts speaking her owntruths. When all is said and done, she’ll be the force to be reckoned with and her voice will put mine to shame! While I may have been the one to begin acknowledging our familial toxicity and planting the seeds of change, she’s the one who’s gonna burn this forest down and sow and entirely new one. She’s magic, just wait and see!

I’m so sorry that I’m not sorry for all those simple little minds that opted to use my daughter as a revolving door. She’s slowly but surely leaving them all in her dust and some of them may just end up choking on it. Such is life, and so may it be. My “homecoming queen” will wear a sword on her hip, not a crown on her head, kinda like her mother!


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