That day a decade ago in my closet with my significant other I continued to cry, right in front of them, until I let all of the pain of the moments leading up to it flow out. Including the crushing disappointment of their lack of tender loving care when I needed it the most.
Cholia 'Lia' Johnson
Momma Iyanla Vanzant urges us to "cry with a purpose".
Yesterday, your title alone helped me finally have a good, cleansing, therapeutic cry for myself and others who've I've disappointed trying to be invincible supa sista.
I mourned all those I lost in deep, sobs. I hadn't had a mournful cry for friends and family I've lost in so long - I was scared I wouldn't be able to stop, but it was needed.
While I cried, I asked for forgiveness and peace while they rest.
I cried for my older, ailing mind, body and soul.
I cried and let go of my feelings of shame and weakness.
I cried to make room for new emotions
I cried with the purpose of letting go and making room for new feelings and healing.
Thank you for sharing this story Cholia - I needed this and I know so many others do, too.