HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to ME!!!
Can't believe I have been in this world for 23 years. Makes me realize how much time I've wasted. Had some amazing times, great experiences, had a child, been married, moved to another state for the military, been divorced, terrible experiences, all in 23 years. That's crazy to me! But it was all for a reason. And I am who I am now because of it!
One thing I'm extremely grateful for is family this year. I don't think I would be as strong as I have been if it wasn't for them. I would be jumping house to house in MO and I would be lonely, depressed, angry, and giving up in every way. Yes, my family has been able to annoy me with not understanding me at times and not being patient. But they also haven't been in my shoes. Some have been divorced, but not with a child. Some have experienced living back with the parents, but not after living on your own for 4 years then coming back and having to adjust to someone else's home and add a child to the mix. Lol there's alot of things I've experienced the last year that most of them haven't...but as much as they need to understand that they don't "know" what I am going through, I have been able to understand that I need patience to allow them to irritate me because they don't fully know. They "bother" me because they love me. Every bit of encouragement I get from them brings me to tears now because I hadn't heard much of it until I started this adventure on having to start my journey over. I couldn't do this without them. So this year...year 23...is my chance to love on my family and show them how much I appreciate them. Not only that but I'm going to start my career this year and give my son what he deserves and that's a home to call our own!!
So, here's to a bigger, brighter year and becoming 23!!