A friend of mine wrote a blog about how wonderful life is.
I have to totally agree with her, and I wish I could just steal her blog because it's exactly how I feel about my life.
I no longer have much drama in my life (of course there's always just a little that follows with family and stuff, but it's nothing big or life changing). I am happy in my marriage. I have the cutest and smartest daughter in the world. We're starting to plan for another child (not happening for awhile yet, but still planning). We just bought a house in Washington, in a wonderful neighborhood. We have started our life for real now.
I honestly can not believe I was married almost 4 years ago. I can not believe I had Caralyn almost 1 year ago. I can not believe after everything that has happened in my life, good and bad, I am where I am today. I am happy for the first time in a really long time...since middle school really...before the bad stuff started happening in my life.
I've had my share of wonderful things happen in my life. I was blessed with a wonderful, strong and committed family growing up. We're still close and supportive of each other. My parents are still married, my Mimi and Pipi would be if Mimi hadn't passed away. My Grandma and Grandpa, though divorced, were both happy with their lives. The rest of the family...well divorce, together, whatever, most are happy, and that's what matters.
After 3rd grade ended, my family went on a month vacation out west. We hopped into the RV right after I got my cast off my left arm and just left. We saw so many amazing places and learned so many amazing things. Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, the Badlands, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Seattle, Oregon, just everywhere. That was my favorite vacation of all time, and my family went on A LOT of vacations!
I got to share Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone with my husband while we were moving out to Washington. It was something I will always remember, sharing some of my memories of my favorite places with him.
Now, we get to share those memories and vacations with our daughter and future children. It's so great to know we will be able to pass that on to them. Possibly being able to instill the love of travel in them, just like it was instilled in me.
My husband is one of the most loving men in the world. He is in a 4 way tie as far as I'm concerned. First there's my Pipi, who loved, honored and cherished my Mimi their whole lives together, and until this day. He adopted my Uncle Jim and treated him as his own son. Next is my Dad. I have never seen a love like my mom and dad's in any of my friend's homes. It is amazing and wonderful and magical. I hope Josh and I continue to love like them. Then the last to tie with my wonderful husband is my friend Kira's husband Matt. He was my best friend from the start. He protected me when I needed it and listened when I needed it. He is a very honorable man. Kira and Matt are very lucky to have each other. Their love is that of my mom and dad's also...and my Mimi and Pipi's.
Other than them, I don't really know too many couples, married or just in a relationship, that has that special kind of love. I know there are a few out there, but to really see it for myself, I'm not really sure. Even Kira and Matt I haven't seen for myself, but Kira and I talk enough that I know it is. I wish everyone could have this kind of love, this kind of marriage. If more people waited to find that person that made them feel this way and truly had this kind of love, the divorce rate would be down considerably.
I went off on a huge tangent there, but yeah. Cara is about to wake up from her nap, so I must wrap this up. Have a wonderful day! I wish you all the peace, love and happiness I have found!