Wednesday, March 02, 2011

What does it all mean?

Been a while... hasn't it?

While staring at my blog for a few minutes, it occurred to me that that some might be confused by the title of my blog. I mean, most of the time, we hear 'rebellious child' in some negative connotation... but really, does it have to be a negative trait? I mean, the definition of the word suggests no negative connotation...

rebellious: defying or resisting some established authority, government, or tradition

...and yet, we read 'rebellious child' and jump to negative conclusions. I have been guilty of this same negative conclusion and have beat myself up for YEARS, because I have always had 'issues' with rebellion.

But at 35 yrs of age, what exactly am I rebelling against? Well, if you must know, the only rebellion I consistently engage in is rebellion against tradition & stupidity. I can't really see a whole lot of negative in rebelling against those things... and I will not continue to apologize for the choices I have made 'rebelling' against tradition.

Begin soapbox-- My heart hurts for the women who have stayed in oppressive marriages, because the people who are supposed to support them have told them things like 'our family doesn't get divorces' or 'God doesn't believe in divorce.' Um... hello?!?! What are you saying with those statements? That family tradition is more important than the mental health and well being of your child and grandchildren? Or maybe that God would like that woman to stay in a relationship that is so toxic people are afraid to come visit? All for the sake of tradition? Um... no thank you. I will not continue to be beat down by my family, both biological & spiritual,  for leaving a toxic/abusive marriage and moving on with my life. I may not have handled everything in the way that those around me would have, but it's been two years... get over it... I can only apologize so many times and I'm done.--End soapbox.
So for today & always, I will stand against traditions and stupidity & I will be proud of the spirit that either God gave me or my life circumstances created in me... I am a rebellious child...