Sunday, December 18, 2011

The one where I am thankful

I know Christmas is almost here (next Sunday!!) and this type of post is supposed to be done in November, but I have so much to be thankful for that I wanted to write is down so I don't forget it.

I'm thankful for my loving family (my husband and my daughter). Without them I would not be a wife or a mommy. I love them to the moon and back.

I'm thankful for our warm house. Without the sacrifices that my husband makes, we would not be living here today.

I'm thankful that I am able to be a SAHM. Even though we struggle some months and my husband has to work during the summer, it is worth it to be able to stay home with my little girl.

I'm thankful for the friends that I have, this includes the ones I have IRL, on facebook, and on the OUM boards. They have given me a wealth of information on mommyhood and wifeyhood.

All in all, I'm just thankful. Without the aforementioned people I would not be who I am today.


Thursday, December 8, 2011

A simple act of kindness that changed my life

It's amazing how just one simple act of kindness changed my life. My In-laws are amazing, wonderful people and I can never repay them for what they did for me. They gave me a place to stay, to rest my weary head when I left my parent's house. Paul had explained to them how they were treating me (I was verbally and emotionally abused by my dad and step mother) and they agreed to let me move in.

I told his parents that mine would be mad and upset, and that they (especially my dad) would starting calling at all hours of the day and might even come over and continue the yelling. Despite this, his parents still agreed to let me live with them. And everything that I said would happen, did happen. The calls, the coming over, and the eventual stalking, which led to a protective order being filed by me and Paul, lasted for 6 years.

I know I put his parents through alot, and I know I will never be able to repay them. But, without that simple act of kindness, I would the wife to a wonderful and amazing husband, and I would be the Mommy to a amazing, wonderful, beautiful little girl.

In other words, I would not be living the life that I am living right now!!!!!!!!