A Great Love…

I don’t want a good love. I don’t want a safe love. I don’t want a passionate love. I don’t want a stable love.

I want a great love! 

Oh yes, I believe in love.

I believe that there can be an undying passion that drives people to crazy lengths…

A love that makes me afraid because it will set my whole world on fire. A love that rocks the core of who I am, changes me, grows me and creates a better person. A love that pierces the walls I have built around my heart and brings them all tumbling to the ground. A love that is comfortable, comforting, safe, but oh so incredibly frightening in it’s beauty and vulnerability.
I want a love that sets off cultural revolutions in my mind, that overturns the outdated thoughts that run through my head, a love that challenges me on a daily basis, and never stops questioning the status quo.

I want a love that changes the world because it’s all about fighting for passion.

I want a love that builds an unbreakable team because there is so much loyalty and forgiveness and trust. I want an all-seeing love. The good, the pretty, the mistakes, the flaws, the terrible decisions. I want a love who believes in me with their whole heart. I want a love that ignites my mind, speaks to my soul and dreams of bigger things than I ever envisioned.

I want power, passion, depth, emotion.

I want to shatter all illusions and live freely.

I want fireworks that light up the darkness of my life, but when the fireworks fade, the fall furnace is still burning with hot coals.

I want someone to leave me completely shaken up and transformed.

I want it to look to the outside world like volcanoes erupting, shaking the very ground of illusions and false beliefs I have built my entire life on.

Great rewards come at great risk … and a great love promises the entire world… if I am willing to give up the one I have grown up in.

I am learning that I have that great love already. I am learning to love myself. To discover my passion. Setting my own world on fire as I fight for the things I want in my life. My core is being broken open and rebuilt as I become the woman I have always wanted to be. I am learning that this shy, quiet little girl has actually become a fiery, passionate woman with a purpose. I am learning that the abused, battered, emotionally hallow ghost is truly a vibrant, lively woman who can conquer anything that’s important to her.

I am learning that even when my life’s fireworks fade and everything isn’t glorious, I still hold the embers to ignite the fire once more.

I am moving mountains. I am changing my life. I am changing the lives of those around me. And I love it. I love me! Watch out world, for great loves come rarely! But when they do, they rock the foundations of the earth. 

Working towards loving me.

Working towards loving me.

About Shannon Joy

I am a single mama with two incredible munchkins. I confuse most people and the deeper you delve into the rabbit hole, the more lost you will become. I play a lot, work a lot, learn a lot, volunteer a lot and tend to do a lot... I love my life. The past few years have been an incredible journey, full of ups and downs. Thankfully, I have made the choice to see challenges as opportunities and it makes me so much stronger than I ever thought possible. I love to write and paint and feel that being creative is my God-given talent. I am so excited to share my life and experiences with you. Although I am a diamond in the rough, I known that I am being chiseled and hewn by experiences and grace and perseverance. I love comments and feedback, so please send a little love when you can. I will always try to respond personally and in a timely fashion.
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