About Ronnie- Don’t Judge Me
This month marks the 4yr anniversary of Daily Affirmations, the blog I began on maternity leave with Duchess. Trying to maintain my sanity, I casually watched an episode of Sex and The City one day, and became hooked immediately at the young, fresh faced Carrie Bradshaw, and her talent of honest writing about Relationships, and while I wasn’t having much sex, after all I was on maternity leave, I could write about the things I saw and experienced in my daily life.
My first Affirmations was, Strangers In Line, and it centered around two strangers in the Walmart Pharmacy line. One stranger, an elderly gentlemen, had mistaken another gentleman for a friend, and began a conversation. After saying his leave the wife of the younger turned to him and asked, “Who was that?” to whit the man answered, “I have no idea”. His kindness and patience with the older man struck me as touching, and the next day, Daily Affirmations was born.
From there, I branched out into the tagline, “Don’t Judge Me” which retold the story of the day I punched a stranger in the face at County Market. From one side, all anyone witnessed was me…punching a man in the face, but close up, what the strangers with the phones didn’t see, was the man threatening to harm me once I got out to my car….alone. In an act of frustration, I put my hand up to him, “Talk to the hand style”, when he responded, “Better put your hand down and look at me bitch”…..Right then, I knew….I knew he was going to try to hurt me, so in defense of myself, and yes, a tad bit of anger at being called a “bitch” I punched him….the crowd went wild…in the store, and on Facebook. “Don’t Judge Me, you weren’t there” is what I said over and over and over….and it stuck, eventually being shed down to simply, “Don’t Judge Me”.
#momlife, a common hashtag on Twitter followed as I shared with the world the tales of the babies. From the seizures, to the Black Belt Ceremonies…..my children have been great fodder for the masses, and frankly, they act just like their father, so I’ve had to either beat it out of them; which one cannot possible do…or just love the mess out of them.
So yes, I discuss, politics, religion, sex, marriage, and motherhood, and I fail at all of the above, but in the end, it’s about the world being my playground and I’m simply enjoying my life….I digress quite a bit, I’m not humble and I may love my Jesus, but I cuss, a lot. You can follow me, argue with me, laugh with me or cry with me, but what you cannot do is be disrespectful with me or anyone whom posts on my page, for even though I try really hard to be a good Christian with my temper and writings, “Don’t Judge Me” came out for a reason. One day, I will send flowers to Ms. Parker, and maybe, if my book is successful, I’ll even get to meet her, but for now, “This above all, to thine ownself be true”…and remember, you have no idea the battle someone fights…..SO….
Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your day.
- Having my last baby late in life (gasp 42).
- Balancing work, school, hubby, a business, and friends.
- Pediatric Epilepsy
- A husband, The Widow Maker, at the age of 43.
- Nursing School (Ugh)
- Ozark girl
- Home Care business owner
- Writer of the Year
- Growing up an Army Brat in Germany.
- I teach Kickboxing, and I’m quite good at it!