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So Hey…Can We Be Vulnerable For A Minute?

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Reading my daughter’s blog made me teary-eyed. She is such a light in my life. What is it in life that tells us that being vulnerable is a fault? We fight so hard to be seen as strong while doing harm simply because we cannot been seen as weak in any way. Even if you do not suffer from the things she has endured, this post has a powerful message for all of us.

My Unbelievable Journey To An Inevitable Hysterectomy

Before I get into the details of my emergency hysterectomy in an upcoming blog, I want to take a moment to talk about the weeks and days leading up to it. I want to talk about vulnerability. I have had to work extremely hard at allowing myself to be vulnerable with even my closest confidants within my own tribe. I pride myself in being a strong woman. In my younger years, I viewed “strong” as NEVER being vulnerable to anyone. — sort of like the tag line for that commercial for Dry Idea deodorant in the 1980’s: “Never Let Them See You Sweat.”

Knocking down my purposeful and strategically built “wall of strength” has taken many years and while I’m not perfect at it, I am fully aware that vulnerability is the most effective and positive way to connect with others. This is one of the reasons why I’m sharing…

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11 thoughts on “So Hey…Can We Be Vulnerable For A Minute?”

  1. Your daughter’s post is remarkable in a number of ways and speaks to the power of genuine human connection and the bonds between parents and children, too. Thanks for sharing it. I’m so glad your daughter is on the road to better health.

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