Sunday, January 18, 2004

I Am Who I Am - Thank God I Am

click here to play one of the most beautiful songs you'll ever hear in this lifetime   [note: don't be afraid, this time it's a speedy download!]

My parents and I made an agreement before I was ever imagined into this life.  I'm fairly confident I was their parent in another lifetime, considering the agony we've been through this time around.  Thank you Mom.  Thank you Dad. With your reflection, through our mistakes, I now know how to love a child.  Thank you Spirit for holding me through my lost moments.  Thank you for the joy and the pain.  Without life experience I could not be who I am today.  No matter what happens in life, I know I am blessed.  I may not always remember that in every moment, but I'm still here.  There are no regrets.  I chose this life.  I am grateful.  I'm a survivor.  God Bless the Children.  They are a reflection of us.  With Love & Peace.

Song : performed by, Seal

I am who I am that is that
I am who I am that is that
I am who I am that is that
I am who I am thank God I am

I am who I am that is that
I am who you are looking back
You are who I am can you imagine that
There is one God and that's a fact

Joy to the World
Peace on the Earth
God Bless the Children
How we love them


writerchic477 said...

Hi. My name is Jeri. I am ten yrs old. I saw your name in Rose Bud's journal and I liked it alot, so I just wanted to say hey. HEY! =)
JeRi PS: Check my journal out sometime, it is named Jeri.

babyshark28 said...

ahhhh. soo sweet. acceptance, how we all crave it. need it. want it. it's the one desire that's puts us all on common ground. and when we get to the place in our life when we accept ourselves, what joy we find in the freedom! this is a lovely entry, and you are beautiful, now and then. great song!

metski715 said...

My oh my! What cute pics of a beautiful little girl. When I was at my moms today I went through old photo albums that my grandmother has. Its amazing what beauty a picture holds. I saw so many pics that I have never seen. Many from when she was little girl. I even saw one of my mom in a bikini many many years ago. My sister and I were both in shock. She was really hot back in her younger days. I have a new passion now for pictures. I plan on sharing it to with you all.

freeepeace said...

Hi Jeri - Welcome! Great new journal you have :)

Sharky - Thank you. There's so much I wanted to say in this entry - not feeling very articulate today. But you get me! Thank you for your reflection. Love you.

Chris - I too have a new passion for pics. Isn't it great when we can see our parents through different eyes? Wish I had childhood pics of my folks. Looking forward to seeing what you have to share in The Rebel Yell. :)

krobbie67 said...

This entry seems so personal that I don't feel right commenting. What could I possibly add to your introspection? That's why for so long I read but remained silent. I'm glad you came along and found my journal. To be allowed into someone's deepest thoughts is an honor. ---Robbie

P.S. Great pics!!! I can't wait to get my scanner working again. It looks like you're having lotsa fun with yours.

freeepeace said...

Robbie - Your comment is very sweet. As I mentioned below, I'm not feeling very articulate and was worried my feelings/thoughts wouldn't get conveyed or understood. I almost deleted the entry...then I remembered why I journal. It's a personal process. Thank you for reading. Now get that scanner up and running! :)

diannevan said...

Not only are you blessed... but you bless others. I'm so glad I have gotten to know you here.

fdtate313 said...

A wonderful song, but not my favorite by Seal -- I love "Love's Divine" and "Deep Water"

wessolo said...

Congrats on your award! A lovely journal, I'm devouring it quickly. You say baseball is your favorite sport? I proclaim that you are Queen. No one may argue.

clarity4today said...

Oh, those pictures are darling!

I guess I'm not familiar with that particular song.. Hmmm. But, I love the lyrics.

andreakingme said...

I LOVE that little baby black-n-white photo in the middle of the spread. So cute!

isabelzmia said...

This entry touches the deepest core of me. I too, am who I am - that is that. I also left my family - 3,000 miles away. I have a created a life, and that is that.

Freeee - I love your song 'walls of pain' - I lose myself in it.

xo, Isabel

bridgetteleigh75 said...

Freee....this entry is a tear-jerker. Like you...I am who I am. Although I sometimes feel like people want me to be somebody I'm not. I left my family 3000 miles away...and that is that.

This is beautiful...and so are you!

Love to you,

sunflowerkat321 said...

~Without life experience, I could not be what I am~
We must remember that everything that happens - good or bad, contributes to who we are. I hope I can always recognize the lessons intended in what comes my way and use them to make me a better person. Beautiful entry!

deabvt said...

Have you listened to Rufus Wainwright`s new CD, " WANT ONE" ?
Think you may enjoy it.

deabvt said...


slowmotionlife said...

Awwww... Baby Trish!!! What a beautiful little girl... it's no wonder you turned out to be such a beautiful woman. :)

Great song!!! I'm behind in my comments. Sorry 'bout that. Good to come in here and see you've been power blogging. LOL

karensull12 said...

This is a very beautiful entry. The beauty and innocence and goodness of children is amazing. We can learn far more from them, than they can from us...

itsjustusinnc said...

Awww izzat you? Inky winky dinky poo you? Whosey woosey is it? Whosey woosey is it? Ooooo lookie wookie at the pretty freeepeace! :-)


gingergirl05 said...

Absolutely adorable pics! And I hope that someday I am able to find the confidence in myself that you have in yourself. R0cK oN with all your greatness! :o) -- Kate xo

popitart said...

Wonderful entry. It really made me think about my relationship with my own parents. We're not particularly close, but we do get along very well, and our relationship grew stronger as a result of many hard times. We put each other through hell but we're a little bit closer to heaven because of it.

Thank you for commenting in my journal, by the way. I'm not sure why this wasn't a regular of mine from the start. It is now!


musenla said...

Those are adorable pictures. What a moving entry. I've often said, that our parents do the best they can, and the best thing for us to do at the right time, take the torch from them and say, "thanks Mom and Dad, I'll take it from here."

sunlightbbygrl said...

Beautiful entry Free! [ and you were an adorable little girl! } I'm glad you are who you are! siempre, Shasta

sepintx said...

Awwww :-)
Ya know, I recognize some of the toys in the pix too!

miarenee24 said...

Ahhh, What a terrific collage of photos up there! As always, beautiful words. You never fail to make me see/feel things in a whole new light. Much love to you and hunny! Stephen sends xo's too, but he's coughing just a little :) PS::He lol'd all night! Thanks, for making his evening brighter! Love you!

s0ngbird1962 said...

What a great collage of pics. I can still see YOU in the pics.... You really haven't changed much, just grew taller (and grew some This was a touching entry and yes, we are all who we are, and that is that.

ondinemonet said... inspire me anew with every new entry. You are very wise to accept the pain as part of you, but not allow it to consume you. I wish I had learned that earlier. You are special, but then again you know that! :) :::Smiles:::