52 Weeks of Gratitude


Week 28: Your Past

This worked out after writing  last week. I am grateful for my past, and while I may not appreciate everything that actually happened to me in my past, I do however appreciate the woman I am today. My past shaped me into that woman. My past isn’t all bad either. That’s one bad event in a pretty good life. I was raised by two wonderful parents, who taught me the value of working hard for the things that I want. My needs were always met, and I can’t lie; I was spoiled! I was not only the baby of the family, but I was also the only girl. I was the apple of my grandma’s eye. I become the daughter that my Aunt Nancy never had, and I had 3 over protective boys around. My brother and two cousins, who may as well be my brothers. I love these men more than you can imagine!

I had fantastic friendships, and while I’m no longer friends with some of them, I cherish the memories. Three of those friendships have remained. Ashley, Amanda, and April. They are my un-biological sisters, and I love them dearly. Ashley has literally celebrated every milestone with me, and has been there to hold my hand through every storm. She’s my constant, and I can’t imagine what my life would have been like without her, she’s been my best friend since we were 5!!

I’ve made mistakes, but who hasn’t? I used to regret them, but now I don’t. Every choice I’ve ever made led me to where I am now. I’ve done some things I’m not proud of, sure; but I’ve learned from them. I’ve grown into a decent human being, who generally cares about people, and has a burning desire to change the world by doing acts of kindness for others!

I’ve met an amazing man who loves me, I mean truly loves me! He would give his last breath just so that I would never have to feel one ounce of pain. He goes above and beyond to show me that love. Every. Single. Day. He remembers little details, and surprises me with them every now and then. He took a girl who has naive and broken and showed her what it’s like to be treated like a queen. He has held me through my darkest moments, he has seen me at my ugliest, yet he is still beside me, making me feel beautiful! I couldn’t have married a better man, nor have asked for a better family to marry into. May in-laws love me like I’m one of their own, and I am! I couldn’t be happier!

I wouldn’t have the life I have now if it wasn’t for my past. Every aspect of it; the good, the bad, and the ugly!

What things in your life are you grateful for? Are there things you wish you could change?

Love & life lessons,


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1 Response to 52 Weeks of Gratitude

  1. Laura Beth says:

    I couldn’t agree more. Every blemish, misstep, mistake, and scar in my past has helped shape me and mold me into the woman that I am today. I feel incredibly blessed to have been on this Earth for 28 years already!

    Are there things that I wish I could change? Absolutely! I wish I didn’t have anxiety. I wish I had broken up with John a lot sooner. I wish that I wasn’t such a chatterbox!

    HOWEVER – If anything of those had changed, I think my life would have been very different. If I had broken up with John sooner, there’s a very good chance that I would not have met Nick, nor Al, and I would not have the amazing husband and amazing family network that I do today.

    I’m grateful for so many things: Two wonderful parents. an amazing family, such a supportive and loving husband, a strong Christian faith, a love of reading and writing, along with the gifts of education, work, income, and stability!

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