Thursday, May 11, 2006

Life IS Beautiful!!!!!!!

Ok, I am having way too much fun. I am a happy girl!!! Like, for real, seriously happy. I am not sure I remember the last time in my life when I felt this happy. I TRULY ENJOY LIFE. Every part of it.

There are so many reasons why. I can begin with the HEALTH of MY FAMILY. Big things, such as, my mom survived stage IV cancer. She didn't come out of it completely unscathed, but she is here, with all of her daughters and her husband and her grandchildren. She is alive and she has a new perspective on life...a great one; a perspective that she helped to bring to everyone she comes into contact with...a perspective that I know I am grateful to have and hope that I carry with me for the rest of my life...without having to relearn it anytime soon. Then there are other things, such as my two healthy baby boys...ok, not babies anymore, but to be given two beautiful human beings that I have been allowed to bring into the world and help to mold and shape, two human beings that have helped me become a better person. And little things, such as my will power (the will of God) to overcome bad habits, become a healthier person, of sound mind and body.

Then there is WORK and MY JOB. I heart my job!!! It is not just for one big reason, but for many little reasons...lots of reason really. I can begin with the work itself. I am so blessed to be able to be opening a new school, one that serves the underserved and one that has a true mission and purpose. The mission is one that I believe in and support, and everytime I speak about my school and the mission I fall in love with it all over again. And the woman I work with/for is incredible. One that I respect. One that I admire. One that I trust. One that keeps me rollin' (seriously...). One for whom I will work off my tushy. She rocks my socks. There are also the students and families that I have met and will hopefully (we will have enrollment begin soon!) be a permanent part of our school family. I feel like I am in the right place at the right time and I am learning and doing as much as I should be at this moment in time.

I also have LOVE and MY HUSBAND. The most patient, most respectful, most wonderful, most loving, most fabulous, most most most!!!! I know that didn't make sense, but...He is the awesomest. Patience is key...something I need to be in a successful relationship. Mostly because I am a Type-A, OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), first born, year of the dragon, aquarius. That makes for trouble. He is my match in many ways...my polar opposite...everything I need someone to be (to keep me in line...heheheheheheh). Most importantly, he makes me a better person....and brings out the best in me.

So many more things...like the ROOF over MY HEAD, the FOOD on MY TABLE, the CLOTHES on MY BACK, the MONEY in MY BANK, SIGHT to see MY WORLD, the ability to HEAR MY CHILDREN'S LAUGHTER, the ability to FEEL the WARMTH of MY WORLD (almost summer!), WORDS to READ and SPEAK, and MY FRIENDS and FAMILY. Wow...my girl is right...life IS beautiful!!!

More to come soon...I know, I have gotten bad...I promise to try to not go longer than two days ever...if you promise to come back, read and COMMENT!!!

~A wild BLESSED thing

1 comment:

  1. That's a really excellent perspective to have, if you don't mind me dropping in without introduction and saying so.

    Charles Dickens set up ragged schools for London's poor in the eighteen hundreds; anything of that sort is admirable work. Anything involving a service to education is worthy of admiration, it just doesn't get enough. Good luck!

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