Today I’m thankful for love.
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.
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.
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.
September 3, 2011: Your heart isn’t big enough to hold all the love you have for your child. It overflows and seeps into your very soul.
July 26, 211: A newborn intensifies your faith, tames your tongue, increases your love for all things and allows you to see beauty everywhere.
Seriously. Having a child opens your eyes.
July 26, 2011: You’ve truly never known love until this…