Monday, November 29, 2004

Me.... Today!

I`ve made some hard decisions in my life.
I`ve fallen... picked myself up...
Dusted off my knees...
and started at square one again.
But I`m only stronger because of it. And I have no regrets.
Things in our lives happen for a reason.
The measure of our character
is dependant upon how we react to the struggles and the blessings.

I`ve known a whole lotta heartache but I choose NOT to dwell on them.
I favor celebrating the triumphs in my life....
cuz in addition to the heartache, I have also experienced MUCH joy!

There is no doubt that I have been blessed with so much.
My family has been my support system...
and the foundation from which I now build my life upon.
And I am a better woman because of it.
My parents want to see me succeed
and are actively engaged in helping me get where I need to be.
When I have children one day, I want to be like them. The funny thing is that the older I get,
the more I know that I don`t know much. LOL...
When I was 18, 19, 20, 21... and on and on...
I thought I knew it all and no one could tell me different.
Age and maturity is a funny thing.
My eyes are opened and my mind expands
as I realize that my folks are the wisest people on earth.

My mother... she is amazing.
I want to be like her when I grow up.
**giggles**
She has taught me how to be a LADY!!
I`m talkin` an Old School Lady...
The kind that cooks,
Cleans,
Sews,
Speaks intelligently,
Dresses modestly,
Loves her man,
Goes to church,
Manages money,
Can step in when the choir pianist is sick
And a whole bunch a other good stuff.

My father... he is amazing in his own right!!
He is and always will be my first love.
**smiles**
He has taught me how the man I marry SHOULD be.
Because of how he provided for my mother, myself and my siblings...
I know the kind of man I want.
But the greatest gift he gave me is that he loved my mother
and STILL loves her.
After 33+ years, they still adore each other.
With that kind of example to follow,
I have no DOUBT that I want to pattern my relationships after theirs!!

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