Welcome back! Hope you all had a great week! Easy week for some of us girls, not so much others…
I’m so proud of Stephanie Hollman for sharing her experience with suicide and depression withLeeAnne Locken. This had to be incredibly hard for her to share and to relive. She is an amazingly strong woman who has a tender heart. I can tell you that her heart comes directly from her sweet mother. Stephanie’s mother was an incredible support system for me last year and literally talked me off a ledge! Ultimately, Stephanie sharing her experience during a difficult period, and coming out stronger on the other side, can help others get through their difficult times; AND, I’m proud of her and LeeAnne for being able to bond over common ground. I myself have been making progress with LeeAnne and am continuing to get more optimistic that we can move forward in a positive manner. Please know that if you ever have thoughts of ending your life, ask for help. You are loved and worthy of your life!
You also see this week that Mark, Zuri and I are living in my parents home. I never thought at 41 I would be back home! It is great in a way because I feel close to them again but also strange and stressful because I feel like I have all of these crazy rules again! It sure dredges up some unpleasant memories of growing up; but, like they say, everything that doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
How about that precocious Zuri. I didn’t realize we were on a first name basis already, but, she is five (and a half), so I guess it’s time?!?! In case you haven’t noticed, Zuri is hilarious and loves to ham it up and make people laugh! She really is one of the funniest people I’ve ever met, and that BIG girl runs the house!
The highlight of the week for me was Bruin! I was actually super excited to meet Bruin for the first time at my office a few days before the official big reveal; but, seeing him come down the stairs with his family was everything. Such a beautiful moment forBrandi Redmond and her family caught on camera! Bruin is such a gorgeous addition to the redhead family…I love that he has red hair:)