30 Days of Thanks: Day Seventeen

Today I am thankful for my parents and grandparents.

Because my family struggled to make ends meet, I know the true value of a dollar. I prepared for my future, went to college and was smart about what degree I went after. I watched my parents and learned from their mistakes.

Without the love and support I received from my parents and grandparents throughout my life I never would have made it to where I am now.

30 Days of Thanks: Day Sixteen

I am thankful for my upbringing. My parents did the best that they knew how and never neglected me. Their decisions, their struggles and their love helped shape who I am now. I was taught values, to appreciate what I had, to take care of the things I had, to be kind and to be humble. If I wanted something, I worked for it.

I hope that I can pass these values onto Mila.

Lesson #119: Who Are You?

Your true character will emerge by having a child. You will be reintroduced to yourself.


I was recently told that having a baby was good for me. My attitude changed. I knew my outlook changed, it just took someone else to point out that my projection out into the world was also changed. For the better.


A few days before Mila was born, I caught myself snapping at everyone. My mother remarked that after I had Mila in my arms I was nothing but love. I was at peace and loved everyone. (I think it may have been the drugs! haha)


Having a child requires a great deal of patience. Some days I wander around the house looking for my lost patience, wondering where it got off to.