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.
She has taught me how to be a LADY!!
I`m talkin` an Old School Lady...
The kind that cooks,
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.
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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