The following was written on July 23, 2011 somewhere in southern California.
I’m lying in bed. My youngest is next to me, lying on her stomach and hogging the pillows as she watches “Good Luck Charlie” on the Disney Channel. My oldest is in the bed next to us texting, facebooking, googling and listening to music simultaneously on one device.
We’re staying at a really, really nice hotel on the beach thanks to a very, dear friend and guardian angel.
From our room, we can see the Pacific Ocean. We can smell the salty air. We see people walking, jogging and biking along the beach. The palm trees are swaying.
I’m soaking up every moment. If only time could stand still…
I feel grateful, thankful and blessed.
A year ago, we were in crisis mode. I packed up the kids and our bare necessities and left my tumultuous marriage. I had $50 in my new checking account (the minimum needed to keep it open). A year later, I saved enough money to take my kids on vacation.
Back then, the words “fear,” “anxiety” and “struggle” consumed my life.
Today the words “peace,” “content” and “happy” fill my world.
I love my life!