I will rise above myself . . . my pain and my fear, my indignance and indulgence . . . to love myself and to love you through our fallen world. . . I will leave behind negativity and words that cultivate it . . . It’s not fair, I can’t, Who did this? and Why me? will not be a part of my vocabulary. . . and I won’t listen if you say them to me. I will undo what happened to you by making something different happen . . . I’ll weigh the facts against your feelings . . . and then I’ll feel every bit of it and hold your hand while you cry. I will forgive you when you hurt me . . . and strive to understand the reasons . . . I promise not to be the reason and I will ask your forgiveness if I break that promise. I will understand if you can’t forgive me. Forgiveness only comes after grieving and some of us never stop. I will always love you. Never and Always are a set-up for failure and disappointment . . . I will add them to my possibility and make adjustments as needed. I apologize in advance . . . I will try, I will listen, I will rage, and I will die daily . . . and then I will give it to God and begin to love again.
I'm Aerin Leigh. I'm a once upon a time teacher and a forever reading cheerleader. I'm a writer, a reading specialist, and a a believer in the power of words. I've seen a little of the world, but my first love is Michigan. I live here with my husband and two spoiled Boxer dogs, Merlot and Riesling. We're happy empty nesters and we spend a lot of time in our hot tub. . . to stay warm. Winter is my solace, but Summer has been my teacher and my friend. I'm an occasional runner, and a constant connoisseur of wine and friendship and gel nails. Anything that lights up is magic to me . . . like fireflies, the glow of a storybook moon, Christmas lights under the stars, and my Colorado grandbabies' faces when they see me on Skype. I embrace quirky things like Feng Shui and Acupuncture and prayer . . . because they just might work. I'm a survivor of much and of many, but I leave my heart wide open. My children are my role models, my current passion is possibility, and my God is good.
Come follow my leap of faith journey . . . There'll probably be a lot of crazy, but you just might get to witness a soft landing.