But for the Grace of God go I
There comes a moment in life where you must take a look around and realize how lucky and blessed you are, how far you have come and be grateful. That is where I am now. The past four years have been a test of endurance, strength, character, resilience, restraint, faith, love, family, pain and so much more. And I have passed. But it has not been easy. the text books to the lessons were quite expensive, and my emotional bank account was empty for quite a while. Well, overdrawn actually.
And now, for the first time in years, I can look up and say that years, everything truly is great. I have fought tooth and nail, but I have been blessed beyond measure. And as I look around, to the landscape of my life, I see not the hard times, but the blessings. And I see that everything, all for which I prayed, I have been given. The job, the relationship, the health of my loved ones, and my own inner peace.
Is life perfect? No, but it sure is wonderful. I still need to loose those 10 pounds, the garage isn’t going to clean and organize its self, the lawn is beginning to look like a forest and the cats…well, are the cats.
And so I set aside some time to quietly, give so much thanks for that which I have been given. It is by the Grace of God that I am here, that my family is healthy, that I have this man, that I write for a living, that I have amazing loyal friends.Life can shift and change in an instant. And I am so very thankful for all of it, yes the complete all of it that I have been given. And I strive to never take it for granted.
I cannot wait for the next adventure, the next chapter, and all that it holds. Life is delicious. I am happy.