I’ve always been strong, courageous, a warrior.
I was in the shower thinking about a few memories from my childhood and starting thinking about one of my favorite songs as a child. My God Mother introduced me to God and spirituality through church, music, and prayer. One of my favorite songs was ‘Can’t give up now,’ by the gospel group Mary Mary. This wasn’t a song sung in church but it was def a song played on gospel radio stations when I was growing up. I remember playing this cd and singing this song like I had just been through something really deep. I was about 9 or 10 when this song was out and I remember being in love with it. I remember singing and feeling,
Lyrics to the song:
” I just can’t give up now
I’ve come too far from where
I started from
Nobody told me
The road would be easy
And I don’t believe He’s brought me this far
To leave me”
Looking back, I could have known that there were many things that I had experienced at that point that set me apart, that showed me that God was taking care of me. I could have just been preparing myself for the many lessons, heartbreaks, accomplishments, failures, and joys that were to come. I enjoyed this memory. It brought me back to center and helped me see that there were people, moments, and experiences in my life that have all come together to help me understand and love life.
That’s the good thing about life, no matter where we are or how old we think we are, there is forever a child inside of us, reminding us that we
were brave before we even know what was ahead.
* Support Mary Mary: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/mary-mary/id877201