The Energizer Bunny

Jehan Zarate. Daughter, Wife, and Mommy. Discovering each day who her authentic self truly is..

Jehan Zarate. Daughter, Wife, and Mommy. Discovering each day who her authentic self truly is..

When I graduated from college my parents gave me a gift...an Energizer Bunny.  I remember tearing up as I opened that little gift because I knew what it resembled.  My entire life, to this day, my parents have referred to me as The Energizer Bunny...she keeps going, and going, and going... I knew this was my parents telling me they were proud of me.  They taught me that no matter the situation in life, no matter how many times I fell or hit a wall...you get up and keep going.  This is a lesson I have held dear to my heart throughout my life...a lesson that has taken me far in life...until recently.  You see, I realized that I allowed this very valuable lesson to prevent me from acknowledging the feelings and emotions that any given situation may stir up.  I realized that I interpreted this lesson as an opportunity to put a band aid on my emotions, pick myself up by my boot straps, and keep on going, and going, and going...

In 2014 a miracle happened...I gave birth to the most beautiful baby boy.  I could go on for pages about my sweet Cruz, but for now I will tell you this.  The moment the nurse handed Cruz to me she said that my son had a  "sweet and sensitive spirit".  God has used his sweet and sensitive spirit to reveal something to me: I am a sensitive woman. I think I always knew that I was sensitive, but I convinced myself that was a bad thing.  The Energizer Bunny couldn't be sensitive.  Sensitivity didn't give you room to just keep going, and going, and going...

I find freedom in saying I WAS WRONG! I have found my sensitivity, embraced my sensitivity, and guess what...I'm still going, and going, and going... On the good days and on the horrendously hard days ...I keep going.  You see, the truth is: as a wife, a mother, a daughter - we will have beautiful days, dark days, peaceful days, and overwhelming days. We will have days where we smile and laugh. We will have days when we want to sit in a corner and cry. We will have days when we want nothing but to embrace those we love...in each of these days we will feel every emotion a woman can feel...we will be sensitive.  And after we have allowed ourselves to feel; after we have embraced our sensitivity, we will pick ourselves up by the boot straps and keep going, and going, and going...

Give yourself permission to be sensitive...