Hey party people!
I have been a little absent this week because well, life happens and my mom was in town visiting and my dad is making the trip today to spend some time with us. Today's prompt is extra special to me because this difficult little hump I am almost over *high five* and I am very excited to have my husband back and our family reunited again. Life without him has definitely been different and although I impressed myself with mental (and sometimes physical) strength it took to be a single stay at home mom for four months, he is very much missed. There is an empty place in our home without him. I appreciate everything he brings to our family, especially the laughter he provokes with the little ladies and besides, the lawn needs to be mowed!
This journal writing prompt really forced me to put all the stress and negativity to the side and to focus on what is great about my family (both the family I was born into and the family I made). Nothing is ever perfect, no family lives without struggles. What I took away from todays writing is that the most important thing is that we keep moving forward, making progress with our own personal growth as well as in our relationships with one another.
My marriage isn't perfect, I don't always deserve the mother of the year award and sometimes my parents drive me bat-shit crazy but I love them and am very thankful we are together.
I think it is important to note also that family to some isn't matched by DNA. I define family as the people you choose to have in your life as your support system. The people you choose to love and who choose to love you even when you aren't very lovable. Family is whatever you make of it.
1. We laugh.
2. We forgive.
3. We strive to be better, no matter where we are in life.
4. We have a very good sense of humor.
5. We let things change us for the better.
6. We take chances.
7. Our health is important to us.
8. We encourage each other to be the best versions of ourselves.
9. We love sports and having something to cheer for (which actually might just mean we are competitive and who knows if that's a good thing or not).
10. We make it through everything, together.