As we gather together this Christmas season, please remember those who for one reason or another are not with us this year. I will be thinking of my brother, who we lost in a tragic car accident twenty years ago, and my dad, who passed less than a year later. I will also be thinking of my mom, two sisters and my oldest daughter, who have decided that we are not part of the family this Christmas. I will also try to be the bigger person and rise above the drama that has been started right before Christmas. I will try to forgive them, because it is what my soul and peace of mind need.
Please give thanks to God for those loved ones in your life, whether they are family or friends. I thank God every day for each and every one of you. Many of you I have not had the privilege to meet in person and yet, I feel as though you ARE my family. Chris Bowen, Kathy Brown, Christine Byrnesâ€¦.. you are my long-lost sisters who one day I hope to meet in person. You have believed in me from the day we â€œmetâ€ through Liberty Lady Designs. You were patient with me and worked with me as I tried to get the kinks out of owning a company. We have laughed together, cried together and been there for each other over the last two years.
I have also made many new friends here who have touched my heart and my soul. MANY of these people have been brought into my life through the various companies I am associated with. I am honored to call them my friends.
I also thank God for my friends that I have met through jobs, school, mutual friends and just plain dumb luck! LOL Elizabeth Harman and Anna Yonley, I am so honored to be your friend. You ladies are beautiful in so many ways. You have loving hearts and beautiful souls. You have been there for me since the day I walked in the door at Verizon and have been there for me in my lowest of days. You gave me strength to do what was best for me and my kids and because of that, I was able to get us out of that horribly abusive relationship that was my second marriage. We have cried together, laughed together and have had some downright insane moments. I wouldnâ€™t trade a moment of it for anything.
I thank God for my dear Ben and my children. My children are the light of my life. Even though we have issues which we struggle with, sometimes on a daily basis, we are a family. I will always be there for my rugrats and they know how much I love them both. They are both amazingly intelligent, funny and beautiful. I love the way their minds work! And yes, I am a Mama Bear when it comes to my kids and will continue to be one even as you hit those teen years. So watch out! Just remember this, anything you can think of doing as a teenager, I have been there. I know the game. LOL
And last but definitely NOT least, Ben. He is my soul mate and my best friend. I cannot imagine our lives without this amazing man. He has brought us peace and love, unconditionally. There are times when we feel like we share a brain because we are so in tune with what each other is thinking or feeling. He swears I put him under a spell on our first date. I think it was a higher power looking down at us thinking â€œThis is RIGHT.â€
I may not be rich financially, but I am the richest lady in the world. I have all of you. I love each and every one of you.
Merry Christmas! <3