WARNING: Long and MUSHY ….
Wow… Is it only Tuesday? It’s been a crazy week at work and it just started.
Someone posed a question to me today. “Who has made a difference in your life?” I thought about it and honestly, I can’t think of just one.
One of the first people to come to my mind (I think because of the approaching holiday) is my first husband and my daughter’s father. He left my life, it seems, almost as quickly as he came into it. But in the short period of time I was lucky enough to know him, he not only gave me my daughter, but he was the first person who really made me stop and look at life. He was able to help me — one of the most impatient people in the world — learn a little patience.
That brings me to my daughter. At only 11, she already has been through so much and has stood by me through thick and thin. At time, I think she has had a more “adult” outlook than I have. As I watched her putting together the Christmas tree this evening, I realize how quickly she is growing. I cannot imagine her not being here and thank God every day that I still have her.
And then there’s my current husband, often lovingly referred to here as “hubby.” Quite honestly, I think I should credit him with the fact that I’m still here. Long before there was any romantic interest, he was simply my friend and helped me get through some really tough times. He often had to remind me that there was more to think about than just me.
And I can’t forget the littlest member my family. I just went in to watch him sleep. He’s 2. Because of him — mama’s little boy — I fully understand the meaning of unconditional love.
And my mom — she’s overcome obstacles I can’t even imagine. And my uncle — he got me involved in church at a very young age and led me down that isle as I asked God into my heart. My list goes on and on. How do you pinpoint one person who has made a difference in your life?
I think about each of these and many, many more and I only hope that someday, someone might be posed with this same question and want to include me on this list.
Have a great Wednesday!!