Life is like a swim down the river. There are smooth sections where we can leisurely float along doing the backstroke, and treacherous, often unexpected, rapids that require every ounce of strength and courage just to keep ourselves from going under. It was during one of those trying times that I coined the phrase mermaid in a mudslide. That’s exactly how I felt as I tried to maintain my focus, direction and positive disposition in spite of the chaos swirling around me. One thing I have learned after fifty three years on this planet as a daughter, sister, friend, wife (32 yrs) and mother of four (30,27,23,18) is that every one of our life stories is peppered with different versions of a finite, cosmic collection of triumphs and tragedies; ones that could happen to any human…(or mermaid.)
No one ever gets to the end of this “ride” without being sucked through turbulent waters. Always remember, no matter how muddy your “tail” may get, you are not the only one..
and you are never alone!