Friday, April 29, 2016

It takes a village.

My village was shaken to the very core. Everything that was familiar and comfortable was changed not only for me, but for my kids as well. I thank divorce for that. It came in like a tornado and destroyed all I knew, but when all was said and done and life stopped spinning what was left standing strong? . My parents, my sisters, my amazing family. My village. When I was thrown and knocked down, they kept standing. When I was weak, they were strong. These people had their own lives to live, bills to pay, jobs to be at, but you wouldn't know it by the way they chose to love my children and I. They never gave up on me while I gave up on myself. Numerous examples such as, showing up at my house to clean it when I couldn't do it myself, taking my kids as if they were their very own, feeding them, driving them to activities, doing their homework with them, hugging them when they were sad or hurt, reading to them, bringing me many meals, praying for me, inviting me over and over after being turned down, mowing my lawn, weeding my yard, paying for my bills, buying me a car, taking me to doctor's appointments, going to therapy with me, the list could go on infinitely. Who does this without anything in return? My angels. My village. Now that I am in a better place, their service hasn't stopped. I don't need as much support like I did before, but they continue to do these things that make me feel I am not deserving of such love. My kids are so lucky to have family that love them like they do. I am beyond lucky to have such love and compassion on a daily basis. My family is what life is all about. My parents are angels. There isn't a day that goes by that I wonder how I could ever repay them for all the many things that have done and continue to do, emotionally, financially, physically, and spiritually. The only thing I can do is continue to live the best life I can, by making them proud. I hope one day I can do more for them. But until then, I will continue to actively be their support. Not get caught up in my life, but live to serve them and enjoy them. Life is fragile and life is short. I have them here in my life today and I choose to proactively appreciate them.

Think about your village. What can you do for them today?