Thursday, June 15, 2006

Thankful, Grateful & Humbled

I was tagged by Magical Sis to write about who in my life has helped me and why I am thankful for them.

My Heavenly Father. He blesses me, he watches out for me and I know he is always there for me.

My Mom. She has never given up on me. I have had trying times in my life, I have made bad decisions and I have been rather mean to her in the past. My mother lives a good life and taught me to give others, to be the best parent I can be and not to give up EVER! I love her dearly and she is my best girlfriend.

My Dad. Bless his heart. He past away suddenly in October of 2005 of a heart attack. I was devastated. I still am. There is a don't know what you got until you lose it. My Dad by most standards was quiet and unassuming. He helped me out so much with my children. After he was gone...I didn't know what to do without him. He loved me and never judged me. He just was there for me. Thank you, Dad. I miss you so much.

My Children. I have written a few posts about them. My life is centered around them. They aren't easy children...they are strong-willed and definitely know who they are (this happened about the time they were going through puberty…imagine that) . They challenge me all the time to be better, more understanding and more compromising. They just don't take no for an answer all the time. I have had to stretch my imagination, open my mind and given in at times when I never wanted to. They have made me grow in ways I thought I never would.

My Love. I never thought that anyone could adore me. Let's face it. I am exasperating at times. I am highly emotional. I change my mind all of the time. And I just know I am going to flunk every exam I ever take. I live off on stress and coffee. But, my Honey loves me and finds me beautiful no matter what. He came into my life and has done nothing but give to me. I never thought to be married again. I thought I would live out my days single. But, he changed all that and I am grateful.

There are many others that I am grateful to. My Grandparents who loved me and always told me I was a Star. Then there are my brothers and sister who had to deal with their oldest sibling being the spoiled one and not getting too jealous about that. There are my friends far and wide who gave me the gift of their friendship. Senora Windor, my Spanish teacher, who taught me to speak Spanish and made me want to be a teacher. There is Miss Graham, my ballet teacher, who taught me to love dancing and how to choreograph from taking the music and finding out how it made me feel and expressing it through dance.

I am thankful for the beauty all around me...the pure joy of the wind blowing on my face and the Sun smiling down on me as I lay staring at the sky from the top of Mount Olympus.

I am humbled that Magical Sis...offers me challenges to write. I am not an eloquent writer. I am not a beautiful writer. I am not really a writer at all. But, I have found happiness in expressing myself. So thanks to all of you who take time to read my blog. It is awesome.


MagicalSis said... got me on that one...goosebumps AND tears welling up in my eyes. You are a JOY to read and when I see you've come to visit me at The Dancing Archer I get a lift.

So glad I found you when stumbling around in blogland.

Does Honey have a brother?? lol


the goddess unknown said...

You claim that you aren't a writer but that was beautiful. I think, if you can express yourself through written words. It sounds like you have an amazing support group there. I loved the expenation of your free spirited children. I'm positive I put my mom through the same things your kids are putting you through. We turn out to be great people with wonderful parents like you. My heart also melted a little when you were describing your "love." May we all be so lucky.