I posted this in a discussion and thought why not to all;
I got this poem from a lady that reads it every week she does family tours at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. I made her a custom quilt and this is one of the things she wanted machine embroidered onto the quilt.
Hope you all enjoy and really listen to the words as you read them. They made a huge impact on my life! I wish the same for all of you.
I am tired of settling
I am tired of living beaten down
I am tired of being told that this is how life is going to be
I am tired of being afraid
So I am taking my position as a daughter of the Most High
I know who I am; I know Whose I am
I know what I believe and Who I believe in
I know who I’m fighting against; and what I’m fighting for
Today I am making the decision to stop living like a survivor and start living like a warrior
I refuse to settle; I refuse to just get by;
I refuse to lay low; cower down; and live my life in the background
I am in this thing to win.
Mountains don’t scare me, valleys won’t stop me, people won’t hinder me
I will fight until I conquer!
I will not give up any ground I have fought for;
I will not be pushed over; under; or backward;
I will stand my ground until I make progress
I know times will get tough, but I will get tougher
I know I might fall down, but I will get back up
I know I might fail, but I will keep on trying
I have settled in my heart, I will not be a causality
I will not be missing in action
I will not be a prisoner of any war
I am determined; I am not a quitter, I am not a failure,
I am not a coward, I am not a victim, I am not a survivor
I AM A WARRIOR!