Growing up, life wasn`t a bed of roses for my family and i. After my dad was diagnosed with brain tumor, so did our world change as well. At a very young age, my siblings and i had to learn how to adjust to the changes that this dreadful disease brought into our lives. Our loving dad was a fighter! A hero…… A man full of faith and who never gave up on his family. This was a man who would laugh and smile despite him being in so much pain. He helped so many people and was willing to go an extra mile just to see anyone happy. A man who never thought twice about giving and sharing what he had. He didn`t allow cancer to steal his joy away from him, something i really admired. I prayed for him more than i prayed for myself. I just wanted God to take that pain away from him. Being the only girl in the family made me daddy`s little girl and i loved how he spoiled me. Oh my days! The connection between us was so strong and real. It`s been three years since he left us but one thing for sure is that he will never be forgotten 🙂
I am thankful for my mom`s life. My super hero, my everything! We have gone through real hardship with my mother and she never gave up on her four children. Not even once! She struggled day and night and made sure that we all went to school and never went to bed without food. She always saw the best in us when no one else did. She always encouraged us and told us we could be what we wanted to be, only if we fought and worked hard for it! It`s because of her prayers, sacrifices and hard work that we have come this far. We are so proud of our ,,mommy bear”! But most of all, i am forever thankful that she took care of our dad during that difficult time just as she promised on that day they got married and vowed to be there for each other in both good and bad times.
Remember that everything will not go the way you want it to. This alone is a real proof that life has it`s ups and downs. Now that i am a grown up and have a clear level of understanding, im infact thankful for the hard times i experienced. I am grateful for the struggles i went and still go through. They have not only made me stronger and wiser as an individual but they have also played a major role for me in terms of growing and learning something new! I have learnt not to make them break me but rather to let them make me 🙂
We are human. No one is perfect. We all make mistakes. We stumble and fall. We get hurt, rise up again and try again. The key is to keep on trying again and again. That`s how we keep on learning and growing. My life isn`t perfect. I have flaws, you name it. I have made many mistakes in my life. But through it all, i am so grateful for each moment because i know all that had to pass in order for me to be where i am today!
What i am, what i have been through, all i hope to be, i owe it all to God, my Heavenly Father. I am so proud to know and acknowledge that i am serving a living God. One who will never leave or forsake his people. One who blessed me with an adoroble son, a wonderful husband, an amazing mother, a beautiful family and awesome friends.
It doesn`t matter if the glass is half empty or half full. Be thankful that you have a glass and grateful that there`s something in it! At the end of the day the fact that we have the courage to still be standing is reason enough to celebrate, right?
What are you thankful for?
Ps: Thank you so much for all the lovely feedback i received on my last post. It was really encouraging!
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Love and Love