Wednesday, June 10, 2009

♫ Take Me As I Am

♫Slow to trust but I'm quick to love
Push too hard and I give too much
I ain't sayin' I'm perfect
but I promise I'm worth it♫

I don’t think lyrics have ever been so fitting. The rest of the song goes on to say:

♫If you want it
Come and get it
You'll understand
You take me as I am♫

I am a package deal. And I will never change for anybody, ever again.

And that’s not even the best part of the song. Well, maybe it is for me, but the part that I really want to touch on is:

♫We all live with the scars we choose
They might hurt like hell
but they all make us stronger♫

I think, this can be taken two ways.

The first, is our physical scars. We learn at a young age, that owwwies are fixable. Whether they are big enough to need surgery, or small enough to require a certain kiss, they’re mend-able, most of the time. But, regardless of size, we’re never exactly the same, ever again. We have something to remind us what we went through to get it. The mistakes we made, or the day it happened, or the people that were in your life, or the ones that aren’t anymore.

Some hide scars, thinking they are unattractive. I think though, that they’re boast-worthy. You lived through that?! Or there is at least a chance for a good story from them. You are a walking billboard of what you’ve been through, and I think that our scars define our strength, and our past, and regardless of where they are placed, how big or small, they are something to learn from, and be proud of.

The second, is emotional scars.

We all have a past, or we wouldn’t be where we are today. We’ve learned to get up and brush off those that broke our hearts, broke our bones, crushed our emotions, or on the other side of things, been our strength and our guides. Either way, we learn. We learn to love, we learn to let go, and we learn to move on. We learn that individuality and independence is key to survival. We’ve realized that no matter how hard we try, it’s not a fun go at it alone. It’s important to surround yourself by people that are true, and real, and deep, and honest. Even more so, that you try to be the same.

The problems arise, I think, when we don’t let scars heal. Physically speaking, if you don’t let a wound heal correctly, it will fester, infect, and irritate your body to the point of killing you. You have to nurture it, take care of it, and let it heal. Emotionally, if you do not move on from a troubled past, it will haunt you, infect your future. It will creep up on you when you’re not looking. And you’ll take your past out on those closest to you, because it has a grand way of bringing up all those old emotions.

This could turn in to a lengthy lecture, and an impossible task of convincing people to move on, when really, it’s important that you do so at your own pace. The point really, is that we all have scars. Both kinds. And you’ve got to learn to love both, and really, be proud. Both physically what you’ve been through to make you a stronger person, and emotionally, where you’ve came from to make you a better person. You’re a package deal too. One that's completely lovable, just the way you are.

Yours Truly,


Anonymous said...

Nomz so very true to every single word. I love it!

Your adopted mom! said...

Well said Naomi...well said.

Love us just the way we are, because we are special and God loves us no matter how many bumps and bruises we have. No one else is our 'judge and jury', except for do not judge us, critique us or tell us what to do...just LOVE us!!

Anonymous said...

there is also a 3rd have to heal in all three or you are never truly healed....

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