This post is dedicated to my Husband and Daughter.
As a thank you…
There are days when you think that you failed. In an epic sort of way. Everything is your fault. You screwed up so bad, that you just want to crawl under the covers and cry. And never ever get out.
Family is not just about love. It’s about trying to understand, accept and forgive. It’s also about setting limits and respect. You don’t let anyone disrespect and insult you. Least of all the people that are close to you. Those who see you in your most vulnerable state tend to hurt you the most. And there comes the time when you have to set limits. You don’t stick around because you have to, but because you want to.
You try to think before you talk, but it doesn’t always work and you hurt the only people that matter in your life.
I thank you both for allowing me to see that and become a better person. For being there when we bring in the horses from pasture, cook dinner or dig a hole in the pet graveyard.
There wasn’t a whole lot that we haven’t been through together. Was it always seamless and happy? Of course not. Did we always like what the other person did? Heck no! And we said as much, for the most part at least, so the same mistake is not repeated.
We grew as family and friends. We don’t have a lot in common, but we have the most important basics that make up US.
I would be lost without you…
For teaching me to be a better person.