Sunday, October 18, 2009
I have a husband that loves me and accepts me even though I am not perfect. I am so thankful.
I have children that fill my heart with love and teach me how to be a better person every single day. I am so thankful.
I have parents who love me. I am so thankful.
I have grandparents that loved me as if I was their own child. I am so thankful.
I have a birth mother that is accepting of me even though I am imperfect. I am so thankful.
I have a brother who is always willing and able to fill in the blank spots of our childhood. I am so thankful.
I have a family of in laws that accepts my nuttiness and love me because I love their son with all of my heart. I am so thankful.
I have a best friend that is family and loves me unconditionally. I am so thankful.
I have a friend that loves her God, her husband and her sons and is a role model for me everyday. I am so thankful.
I have a friend that believes differently than me and gives me great comfort because I know she prays for me. I am so thankful.
I have a neighbor that always wears lipstick no matter what the occasion. (And it makes me smile.) I am so thankful.
I have girl cousins that send me sweet notes and remind me that despite the rocky road that I started on, I turned out okay. I am so thankful.
I have a group of mom friends that laugh with me and cry with me and never ever judge me. I am so thankful.
I have a group of childhood friends that know the real meaning of friendship and would drop what they are doing right now to come to me if I needed them. I am so thankful.
I have had a tough weekend full of doubt and hurt. Instead of focusing on the person that causes the pain and trying to understand why, I am going to look forward and remind myself on a minute by minute basis of the people that I have in my life. I am going to protect my family and my children with everything that I have. I am going to love my people with all of my heart. I am going to admit when I make mistakes. I am going to love.
That's all I can do.
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