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Friday, September 9, 2011

"Lift Me Up"

"Impossible means nothing to me."

My life is good.  It's great in fact.  I'm not saying that to brag; I'm saying it to remind myself that I have been blessed with so many unimaginably good things.  Friends and family members who have made me feel so special at times when I have forgotten to see myself that way.  Those people who reminded me at the darkest point of my life that they were always going to be there for me, lifting me up when I couldn't lift myself.

The thing about any struggle is, while you are feeling completely alone and like no one else could possibly imagine what you are going through, there is ALWAYS someone who understands; Someone who has been there before, or helped a friend in a similar situation.  It doesn't matter what you are going through in life, don't ever believe you have to go through it alone.

There were many days when I couldn't talk to those wonderful people in my life, simply because I didn't think they would understand.  I kept it to myself and let my pain take control... and that was wrong.  My friends loved me, and I knew it, but I didn't know how to show them that inner part of me that was hurting.  I put up walls that they tried desperately to break down.  What I didn't know then, and what I eventually learned, was that I needed them to break those walls down, because I wasn't able to do it myself.

I know it probably seems like I've been writing about my struggles a lot lately, but that is only because I'm trying to help.  Anyone, and everyone who has wandered down a winding road... thinking it was theirs to travel by themselves... it's not.  There is always someone who is willing to take that journey with you.  You just have to ask them to come along.  Maybe you don't have someone that you can confide in that is close to you, but no matter what your challenge may be, there is a group or a person out there who understands you, and who supports you, and who loves you.

I've spent a lot of time being scared, and I'm done.  I'm not hiding from my past, or pretending it didn't happen.  I've overcome a lot in the past few years, and I know that I'm not done fighting... but there is no way in hell I'm going to finish this journey the way I started it.  I've got way too much support for that... and so do you.

Love True-
Allison

"Lift Me Up" - Kate Voegele

"This road is anything but simple
Twisted like a riddle I've seen high and I've seen low
So loud, the voices of all my doubts
Telling me to give up, to pack up and leave town

Even so, I had to believe
Impossible means nothing to me, yeah

So can you lift me up,
Turn the ashes into flames
‘Cause I have overcome
More than words will ever say
And I've been given hope
That there's a light on up the hall
And that a day will come
When the fight is won
And I think that day has just begun

Somewhere, every body starts there
I'm counting on a small prayer,
Lost in a nightmare
But I'm here, and suddenly it's so clear
The struggle through the long years
It taught me to outrun my fears

Everything worth having, oh
Comes with trials worth withstanding

So can you lift me up,
Turn the ashes into flames
‘Cause I have overcome
More than words will ever say
And I've been given hope
That there's a light on up the hall
And that a day will come
When the fight is won
And I think that day has just begun

Oh, lift me up
Oh, lift me up
Oh, lift me up
Lift me up
Lift me up
Oh, Lift me up

Down and out is overrated
And I need to be elevated
Looking up is not enough
No, I would rather rise above

So can you lift me up,
Turn the ashes into flames
‘Cause I have overcome
More than words will ever say
And I've been given hope
That there's a light on up the hall
And that a day will come
When the fight is won
And I think that day has just begun

Oh, oh, oh, just begun
Lift me up, yeah, oh, oh, oh, yeah, now
Oh, oh, lift me up
Lift me up
Lift me up"

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