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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Stronger Today



I've been a little MIA with my blogging the past few days. Honestly, I've sat at my computer multiple times to write a post but I never got it done. I've been super stressed and have just been having a difficult couple of days.

 Last week, at a decently crowded store, I got assaulted. I left the incident physically unharmed but it shook me emotionally. It scared me to be honest. The woman kept trying to reach around me and grab at my son. It was so unreal and unusual. The attack came out of nowhere, I was not prepared for someone to be right on top of me. And I've spent the last week trying to deal with what happened.

At first I was just scared altogether. I was super over protective with my child. I felt the need to be close to him every second. It took a few days for me to realize that I handled the situation well and my son is safe so everything will be okay. After that realization I had to let go of my fear, so I drove back up to the store and walked every isle. I purchased nothing, I just wanted to be rid the fear that was now attached to one of my favorite stores. It was difficult. I kept expecting someone to jump out at me in every isle.

Feeling stronger with the decision to take my life back; I looked up some empowering inspirational quotes and made a beautiful girl in my art journal. Art truly is wonderful therapy.


 I wanted a strong head shot. Something that spoke to my heart over the entire situation. 
Something that reminded me that I am strong.
Strength Cuddlebug Cuties
Strength Cuddlebug Cuties

  
Strength Cuddlebug Cuties
Enjoy coloring and crafting with Strength but please give me, Anna Stillwell at Cuddlebug Cuties, credit for drawing her. And feel free to link back your projects, I love seeing what others create with my images.

Have a wonderful day everyone.
Hugs,
Anna

28 comments:

  1. So very sorry you had to go through this traumatic experience. There is nothing more precious than our children, and when they are threatened it shakes our very core. So glad you were able to use your art to help you heal. God bless!

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  2. It sounds like a horrendous experience but you seem to have come out stronger, thank goodness.
    Gorgeous image too, xxx

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  3. OMGoodness - what a nightmare !!! I am glad you have come through this OK now though. :-) Thank you very much for this glorious image :-D xxxx

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  4. Oh my goodness, what a scare, but certainly good, it went out well in the end, and nothing really bad happened, but I sure do understand very well indeed, that you were chocked, I´m sure, we all would be, but good you were able to go back and take over your life again,,, like you did, I really think, that´s important to move on in life. You sure handled everything just right and that´s just really cool. I really never ever hope, you´ll get to expirience anything like this ever again, and I´m sooo glad, you were able to let it make you stronger, and not destroy you.
    Thanks sooo much for this cutie here and have a wonderful week-end now with your lovely family around to share their love.
    Haven´t you still not got any mail from my girls??? They sent the second envelope here 4 weeks ago on monday and they keep asking, if you haven´t got this one either???. I really hope, you do, and it´ll help to make you feel, that there´s also nice and sweet people out there, we just haven´t met yet.

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  5. So glad that you and your son are alright! You did a great job of protecting your son! Hope the days ahead bring you more peace!

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  6. Very glad that you are feeling stronger! Sending you hugs to help keep that up. xx

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  7. So sorry you had to go through such an experience, but
    you handled it the right way for you and you came out
    stronger. Have a good weekend and thank you for the
    digi.

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  8. Big hugs to you, Anna. I am so sorry you had to go through this. I am glad you and your son are both okay, and I hope you continue to feel better emotionally. I like the way you were proactive about your fear and went back to the store. Better days ahead!

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  9. Oh my word, that is terrifying! I am so glad you were able to take the steps to start recovering from it instead of letting it take over you. Big hugs

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  10. I absolutely cannot imagine how terrifying that must have been. You are amazing to have been able to deal with it this well.

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  11. Goodness sweetheart, that sounds like such a terrible ordeal and no wonder it shook you. I'm so happy that neither of you were hurt and that you've been able to come away from it stronger. Hugs xnx

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  12. I am so sorry you had to experience life's ugly side. Most of us go through life without being touched by it. I am glad you found a way to come out better for it. I love your art. I have been trying to teach myself how to draw, I am not very good but having fun doing it. Thank you for sharing and enjoy your son.

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  13. Сочувствую, это так ужасно. Но, Вы правильно сделали, что боретесь со своими страхами!.

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  14. i am so sorry that you had this experience. We mothers are very protective of our children...how dare she? I wonder what her motivation was? Hope that she was arrested and punished. I am so glad that you are conquering your fears.

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  15. I am so sorry this happened. But I am glad you and your son are okay.

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  16. So sorry that you had to go through such an experience. God knows our strengths and abilities. This has strengthened you more. God is in control of everything!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  17. I'm so sorry you had that terrible experience. I'm relieved that you and your son are safe. What a frightening experience. Thank you for sharing your courage and strength. Hugs, Kristina (CraftyPaws)

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  18. So sorry you had to go through that! It sounds like you're handling it very well. Big hugs! Thanks for the freebie!

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  19. You did all the momma bears proud, Anna. Most folks know you don't mess with a momma's cub, but this deviant had be taught the lesson firsthand. I'm so proud of the way you've handled the since this happened stuff. Telling yourself you're strong and going back to the place of a traumatic experience is truly brave. You have great self-healing skills. However, if it anything persists, don't be afraid to get some counseling. Your local police station or public library may be able to point you in that direction, and it should be at no cost to you.
    I'm so proud of you. You hang in there...this too shall pass.

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  20. I'm so glad that you & your son were unharmed!! And I'm proud of you for going back to deal with that fear!! - Bravo!!
    Angie

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  21. There are crazy people all over the place. I am so glad you and your son are well and safe. I just can't figure out for the life of me why someone would want to harm a child. You are a great mother in protecting your son!

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  22. I'm so sorry that happened to you. But I am glad to hear that you went back to the store, and didn't let the fear run your life.

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  23. That is crazy scary. Sounds like you handled it well and good for you for trying to confront and overcome your fear, but I'm sure it's going to take some time. I hope they caught whoever tried such a thing. Wishing you well.
    Angela @ Time with A & N

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  24. Oh wow! that must have been super scary! Praise God you and your son are unharmed, and you are getting your strength, and getting over fear. *hugs*

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  25. Goosebumps reading this! Thank God you and your kid were okay.

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  26. wow how scary! Glad you're okay and your son as well. Nobody is prepared for that kind of thing, but you seem to be handling it well

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  27. You chose to be a survivor and then you chose to not be negatively defined by an action. I don't know you as this is my first time here, but kudos for standing up to who you are as well as the BIGGEST thing, sharing the incident with others. You have exceled where many others may have failed or are still finding their courage. My heart is with you.

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