I probably should have put a WARNING with this one!
But this is ME, no frills and all. I took this photo on Sunday morning, as you can see not long after getting out of bed. I HATE this photo but it's honest, this photo is how I feel.
For the last few months life has been pretty full on! I made the extremely difficult decision to have my beautiful chester put to sleep, I still miss his cuddles. A colleague that I considered a 'friend' turned out to be not so friendly. A family rift was quickly repaired in Royal Melbourne Hospital and hearts were broken when my personal relationship came to an end.
Life's funny how it throws everything at you at once, but I am definately a strong believer in everything happens for a reason, what doesn't kill us makes us stronger and God doesn't ever give you more than you can handle, even if I do constantly ask him for strength. Last year I learnt a big lesson in Faith. Faith and hope, the faith that what you are going through is only temporary and you WILL be ok. I am testament to that! And Hope, because sometimes Hope is all it takes to get you through.
So on Sunday morning, when I felt like sh*t, I decided that 'today' wasn't about me, 'today' was about a little boys 5th birthday party. So I did my hair and make-up, and I put on my best smile and off I went to celebrate my beautiful nephews birthday in style :-)