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Bridges signifies resilience: a journey from darkness to light. It also signifies a connection between myself and you… and now I'd like us to use this to connect. Please use this platform as a message-board to share your stories of resilience, strength and appreciation for yourself and others. I can't wait to read them.
Growing up in a Italian household was challenging when you are “different” and feel out of place. My father was very conservative and had ideas on how boys and girls should act and behave. I was often referred to as a “pansy” and not man enough.
When my parents divorced I went with my mother. It enraged my father who repeatedly reminded me I was a mistake and needed to be corrected and that I would amount to nothing and be a nobody. Hearing that so often I would stopped on that “bridge” and ponder if it was worth crossing.
I joined the military and eventually moved to DC, mostly as an escape mechanism. I did my best to put those “words” behind me and was determined to prove him and everyone in my family wrong.
I created a new family with my friends and built a strong positive loving life. With the love and support of my new family I made the decision to cross that bridge. My friends reminded me that I am not a mistake or something that needs to be corrected. As for being a pansy, the flower is unique and beautiful and one that is very resilient.
My friends accept me without judgement and give me love, strength and have encouraged me to pursue my quilting passion. That is why I choose a heart block that I’m currently working on. It represents the love and peace I find in quilting.
Every day life is filled with up’s and downs. It can be filled with heart breaks as well. But through it all I’m thankful to have a wonderful small group of friends that makes the journey easier.
Mr. Scott, I appreciate your courage and strength to cross that “bridge” and to write/sing about it. I’m glad you did for the world would be a bit darker without you in it. ☀️🏳️🌈☀️Share thisShare this