And I owe part of it to the very inspirational talk of Linda Armstrong Kelly who just happens to be Lance Armstrong's Momma! She was a wonderful speaker. She talked about her early life as a child, how she had Lance at the young age of 17 and her life as a single Mom with Lance. She was funny and honest. I also found that she and I think a lot alike when it comes to the raising of our children..which made me feel so much better about the job I'm doing. I don't know about you but there are days that I have doubts about whether or not I'm doing a good job or really the absolute best job I can as a mother. I know my kids are happy and healthy...but there is that doubt sometimes. Do you know what I mean? And the last few days I've doubted everything about myself. I still have a lot of healing to do and a lot of confidence to build back up because it has been damaged, probably worse than it ever has been and there are days, like this week, that all of it really gets to me.
BUT...I'm better today. Sometimes it just takes hearing that encouragement from my great friends and family who embrace me with support and so much love. And sometimes, you get it from somewhere you never expected to get it.
Me & Linda Armstrong Kelly
I told Linda when I had the opportunity to meet her afterwards for a book signing just what she did for me and she told me, "Missy, just keep looking forward, never look back and you will be fine". I thanked her for inspiring me that day & for giving back to me what I had lost for those few days.
Looking forward is what I always try to do, but sometimes remembering the past gets the best of me.