Walk Your Own Path

I saw this posted on Facebook by Lessons Learned in Life and it really hit home.

I spent the majority of my life doing exactly what this says you shouldn’t do. I was always apologizing. I was always making excuses about why I made certain decisions or chose to do something a certain way. Why? Because people can be so judgmental.

The fact of the matter is that most people, fortunately, couldn’t begin to fathom what it has been like to be a young widowed Mother. You can’t compare me to you. You can’t compare my kids to yours. You surely can’t compare our lives. They aren’t going to look the same!

I finally realized that I have no reason to feel like I need to explain myself to anyone, but God. The path we take to get where we will go isn’t going to “look” like yours. What I do know is that three of us are going to be just fine!

Walk your own path proudly and unapologetically, knowing that every single step you take is a part of your story.


11 responses to “Walk Your Own Path”

  1. Walk it girl, walk it! You are an encouragement!!

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  2. I’m so glad for the freedom you have found from needing to compare and explain! How wonderful!

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      1. You are most welcome, dear! ❤

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  3. Oh I hear you ! I have done this most of my life to and now trying to stop . It’s hard but popsicle hugs !! Happy to see your posts again I hadn’t seen them.

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  4. Our journey is our own. No one gets it but us. Hugs.

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  5. Hello Joni You always write such heartfelt posts full of understanding about what you do for your kids as young widow. You are right comparing our lives with each other is not the way things should be. But maybe just comparing how people survived through such tragic events would be more respectable and more educational for everyone. You are doing this since I met you here Joni. God bless you and your kids. I am smiling because you brought that out of me. Thank you my friend !!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, my friend 💙

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      1. You are very welcome my friend.

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