Life is Better with Friends

Life is better with friends

29 months ago I left behind life as I had come to know it, to embark on a new journey. A journey, I had dreamed of since the moment my first child was born. It was a huge step, one that involved flying across oceans, saying goodbye to friends who had become family, shedding my identity and moving to a place where I knew no one.

Life should have been wonderful, I had everything I had ever wanted. A handsome, albeit absent husband. Three wonderful, very active children. A home I could finally call my own. A colorful city just waiting to be explored.

Still, something was missing. A hole that grew bigger and demanded more of my attention than I wanted to give it. A hole, I started to fall in to … sacrificing happiness in other areas of my life for all the time I spent focusing on how large it was becoming.

It’s been a long, slow crawl to get where I am today. It has not been easy. In fact, it has been incredibly lonely. But, I am finally on the edge of something wonderful, peeking in, dipping my toes and testing the waters. I’m so excited to say, the water feels great. I’m this <> close to diving in and all I can say, is ….

Life is certainly better with friends!!!

And you wonderful ladies have been such an important part of this realization, I don’t know what I would have done without you! Please accept this Big GIANT {{{{{{{HUG}}}}}}}}} from me!! And if you’re willing, leave me one of your own in the comments. It’s a love fest y’all and everyone’s invited.

I think I am finally able to cast my worries aside and blog from my heart, finally able to talk to you as if we were the bestest of friends because in my eyes we already are!! and I hope you feel that way too.

Mwah, I love you guys!

Life is more important than fear

Our Bounty

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.

~ Ambrose Redmoon

My mind has always been a basket of dreams. Dreams so big that stretch so wide, no one person could ever fulfill them all. But lately, my path towards these dreams is becoming more clear. Each idea fitting together like the pieces of a puzzle.

It’s as if each new step I am supposed to take illuminates before me, just as my foot hits the ground. It’s exciting, its exhilarating, its nothing short of pure magic and the Grace of God. I’m in awe and while fearful, I am courageous. The final outcome far outweighs the discomfort it will take to get there. I believe with all my heart that something wonderful is about to happen.

As I accept each of my new gifts and relish in the awesomeness of it all, I find myself coming across another and then another, like dandelions in a field just waiting for me to pick them. Suddenly I know, these dandelions are meant for jam.

Each one forming together to make a life so sweet it tastes like jelly, excuse me as I take some time to spend with my loves, their sticky fingers and their  jammed up faces. Life is very good.

Anything wonderful happening in your life right now? How have you been blessed recently?

Do What You Can

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Every now and then, I just need someone to stop me from whatever it is that I am doing and say these words to me. I thought about setting a recurring reminder on my phone, but I’d so much rather it be you. Would you be so kind? Do you need a reminder of your own? I’d be happy to return the favor. ♥♥♥