Family Relationships, My #1 Priority.
Family relationships are the number one priority in my life. I am writing this from a Second Cup in Montreal while I visit my son Aaron. Being a parent is a life long adventure that I would never trade for anything. With all its ups and downs, turns and twizzels, each and every single moment is worth it.
The passion I feel for my children is indescribable. I know that if you are a parent reading this you know exactly what I mean. Watching them grow from newborns, into toddlers, those wonderful middle years and sometimes challenging but mostly inspiring teens, each and every moment is truly worth it. They are inspiring, challenging and very motivating. I know that with out them I would not be the person I am today nor would I have had the courage to try new things, move forward and grow.
My eldest Amber has been the inspiration to me in moving forward, reaching out to see what and all I can become. My Hannah has been the encouragement to go to the beat of my own drum, to allow myself to be who I truly am with all my quirks and funny idiosyncrasies. Aaron as taught me to never give up, to keep moving forward, to take the challenges and turn them into learning experiences and make them opportunities to move in a different direction and grow. To meet things head on no matter how painful or trying.
And last but very far from least is my husband, partner, pilot and co-pilot Bud, he has carried me when I thought I could not go on, pushed me to keep moving forward, pulled me back when I am heading in the wrong direction and never ever ever said I told you so or stopped me from doing something, even if he knew that maybe it was not exactly the right thing. He alway says to me that everything that I have done or come through as lead me to where I am, and without all those experiences I would not be where I am.
So what does your family mean to you? How have they shaped you and made you into who you have become? What are some of the turning points in your life where they have been the biggest influencer or made an impact? Relationships, this is what life is all about….whether you are a parent or not there are people in your life that impact you. And you know what, you have made an impact on others too. Here is to relationships and all the marvellous ups and downs they bring us to. Thats all for now,