Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thursday Thoughts- Week 16- My Most Memorable Year

I'm not sure if I have ever mentioned this before but I am a huge DWTS (Dancing with the Stars) fan!!  A few weeks ago the theme was "Most Memorable Year" and each contestant picked a song to dance to that reminded them of the year they chose.  For most of them it was a moment in that year that changed their lives (i.e. coming to America from Cuba, loosing a father or friend, etc.) and made them who they are today.  It was an emotionally charged two hours and really made think about myself and what year I would choose.

Life is full of moments that effect us in ways that are life changing but what would be the most memorable??  What year had such an impact on my life that forever I will be somehow different??  Would it be a year of struggle or happiness??  Which of those emotions would be more powerful??  I realize that for some of you this maybe an easy answer but for some reason it wasn't for me. 

Finally after much thought and deliberation I have decided that it is this last year.  Not just 2011 or even 2012...a culmination of the end of last year the beginning of this one.  So much has happened to me and so many things have changed my life forever.

Sadly I became divorced after over 15 years of marriage.  Definitely the hardest thing I have EVER done!!  Leaving that time in my life and turning the page to a new and uncharted territory has been so emotional and heart wrenching.  In turn I have learned that I am stronger than I ever thought and that trust is one of the most important things that anyone can give or take from you.  I'm so grateful to have such an amazing support system!!

I started my blog.  I had been wanting to for so long and one day I just decided that it was time.  I took the leap and am so grateful that I did!!  Letting each of you in my life and sharing things that are close to my heart has been such an amazing outlet for me.  I have literally enjoyed every minute.  So far it hasn't paid a dime but it is fulfilling me in so many other ways.

I'm not only surviving but thriving as a single mom.  Being a mother is EVERYTHING to me and although raising them a majority of the time by myself is is so worth every second.  I am so glad that God put Tater's and Tale's in my life...they are magical!!!

I bought a home.  In the past 6 years I have moved my poor children 9 times (yes you read that right...9 times), so to be able to provide them a home that they can settle into and that we can make our own is so important to me.  Giving my children the stability they not only need but deserve is something that I don't take lightly.

This year has been full of struggle and happiness but I have realized that each emotion has had a positive effect on me in the end.  I will never forget the past 12 months but I also wouldn't want to relive them.  Once was DEFINITELY enough...even though I feel better for it.  What was your most memorable year??  Sweet year-

1 comment:

  1. You are a strong wonderful woman! I am glad things are starting to even out and you can truly enjoy life....