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This post is sponsored by Sony and FindYourInfluence but all opinions and personal stories are mine alone.

Have you ever had a moment in your life when you wanted to give up? I mean, you knew that you still had to go on existing. Because it was just how it had to be. But with everything else, you were just ready to give up?

I’ve been there. Many times over.

It was one of the reasons why the song Tin Man by Miranda Lambert really struck a chord with me.

I’m a huge fan of the movie, The Wizard of Oz. There are so many themes and I love the music. It’s been a long time favorite movie of mine for many years. In so many ways, I could relate to each of the main characters.

Dorothy- looking for her home.

Scarecrow- smarter than I really could have realized.

The Cowardly Lion- being braver than I ever could have imagined.

And then, there are times that I am just like the Tin Man.

I was never, what you would call, a hopeless romantic. I was too jaded for that.

I had pretty given up on finding love or being in a committed relationship like that. I was okay with the status quo and was preparing to just live life for what it was worth. I’m a mom, after all, there’s so much for me to live for outside of a relationship.

Still, maybe there was a tiny part of me that wanted to believe. That wanted to think that not all was lost.

The part of me that still wanted to find someone to repair a repeatedly broken heart.

It was watching spring flowers blooming that maybe gave me a tiny bit of hope. Enough to hold on to.

Enough to believe that things were eventually going to be okay.

That it was going to be worth falling in love again.

And it was only a matter of time, I suppose, that my patience would be rewarded.

That I would truly want to smile again and mean it.

Our relationship isn’t perfect, by any stretch of the imagination. And I wouldn’t expect for it to be. We have our fair share of bumps in the road.

But I have found my home sweet home.

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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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6 years ago

I love when a song hits home and has a deep meaning to it! This one is awesome!! Thanks for sharing your story!