A word about April. I know I can share this in total love and I know she knows it because we've talked about it.
But when I first saw "Eat My Scabs" comment on a post on A Blog About Love I was curious.
Is she for real? Is she incredibly bitter? I read her blog, and truly it was hard for me.
But I kept reading, and this is one of my tips about "Navigating the WoPA Blogs."
Don't ever give up on someone.
I hope that someday there are SO many blogs we can't read them all. At that point we'll simply have to narrow it down. But if you can read every woman's story with love, recognizing that we are all trying to handle some really awful situations, and withhold judgment, stick it out.
I have stuck it out with Scabs and she has become one of my most admired women. She is wise, and mature. She is also boldly honest and candid. She has been to Hell and back.
I absolutely love her.
So while I now affectionately refer to her as Scabs, I recognize that at first it's a brash title. Don't discredit her, or anyone else. She is remarkable.
**POST EDIT: I still want to go ahead and share this, on the off chance that one more person will read April's blog who isn't already. But I don't mean to come across as self-important, or imply that she needs my endorsment in any way. Really it's me who needs HER endorsement. :) Love you Scabs.