Rewind, ten years ago, November 19, 2004, at 2:32pm, my journey began. At first I was so angry and said why me? Plus not wanting to deal with the aftermath that my family living was in. Now I looked back and realize that it is process and today I would not have it any other way. Yes, ten seconds can change your life drastically but it is how you conquer what has been given to you is what makes you stronger. After all the times I have said it, relived it with surgeries upon surgeries or just the daily basis of CRPS/RSD; I know this was my corn field to maze through and get out to live, be happy and continue moving forward. Believing GODS plan put me and my family on a path that ten years ago I would have never thought about. His path has humbled me in many ways. Learning each day as a wife, mother, friend and foster parent; I know that GODS plan for myself and my family is more than I could ever have imaged.
Our life experiences somewhat define us, learning that patience is not
always easy but can be very rewarding, to really listen is much harder than
stated. A home is not the four walls that you live within and there are some
battles that are just not worth the effort. Most importantly that my family is
BLESSED. I say this with caution as blessings come in many ways. Our
adversities we experienced, we made it through together as family; our
accomplishments, we celebrated together as a family. A FAMILY!
As you are born into the world, you are born into a family but know that
your family may change like a season. Family as defined is a group consisting
of parents and children living together in a household. What is family when the
children leave the nest and spread their wings? Or family gatherings, holiday
or birthdays, what really is a family bond? "You do not choose your family. They are GOD'S gift to you , as you are to them". Desmond Tutu. Interesting enough, both my husband
and I come from large families. My husband the eldest having four younger
brothers and one sister. Myself, I am the opposite, I am the baby having four
older brothers and three older sisters. But where we are today, is an array of
family chaos. Remembering odd numbers are not always the best as someone is
always left out and then being the baby, the never ending stories of how much
the baby did not have to do. With that said, my family is truly my husband, my
children and my parents. Interesting enough I do not see my brothers and
sisters as we should, a holiday there, a birthday celebration here but really
our contact is minimal. Even more so for my husband. Funny even with technology
in today's world you would think there would be more contact, social media,
texting or email but really not so much.
Cherish who you have in your life, your family and friends. GOD has placed them
there for reasons and removed others for different reasons. We are unable to
turn back the clock so any decision made will be with you always. You never
know what is going to happen tomorrow or for that matter the next minute. Live
each day like tomorrow may not come, remember the "I love you's", be
positive, keep your faith close, laugh, sing a little, be goofy and always smile. Smiles are
contagious, just one smile may turn a bad day into a good day for someone. Life is
a gift and time is precious, never take either one for granted. GOD BLESS!
Until next time......Make it a Great Day!
Monday, January 12, 2015
Moving Forward - Original Post on November 19, 2014
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