I was raised in a home where hate was a common word. where bigotry was a daily topic. and love? well that never seemed to show up much, not sure it ever did...at least the kind of love that I vowed to have with my own family. Here I am at 42 1/2 and can see with my 21 yr old son and 15 yr old daughter, that Mike & I have done it. we raised a loving, fair, open, honest household. I guess why this comes to me early Sunday morning is that yesterday Hannah spent the day at wheelchair basketball, then out to have her nails done with three other girls from basketball and then to a surprise party for one of the players. I saw some of the photos from yesterday and as much as I have already known we raised them right, seeing Hannah with these kids really brought it home for me. We are all equal.
Nothing comes overnight.
Mike has been with out work since early August, so life has been a bit upside down, my brother in law still battles this awful ugly cancer. My good friend aka my mother in law has been in GA to help where she can. Life right now seems so unfair.
We lost Jake over 11 yrs ago and that taught Mike & I a little about life early on.
You have one life to live and doing it with fairness and love will only supply you with the same back.
My Matilda Rae (9yr old blk lab) developed a bump in her mammary gland early this year and as we watched it and tried to do what we could, it continued to grow. I told Mike & Hannah, that we might have to put her down. This bump grew from her sternum to her pelvis. Our vet, who happens to live across the street and knew of our situation preformed surgery this past Monday on Matilda, and cut the bill in half and I was told I can pay when I can pay. In my heart I believe this has happened because Mike or I have done good for others. Weather it was equal to this or not, one will never know, you just have to go at it with a blind eye I suppose and know that doing right will make right come your way also.
I know there is a company out there that is going to find Mike and take him on, in the mean time we keep living as we have always done, spending less of course. I know for Mike he feels bad when we have to tell the kids no. I believe sometimes that all that life has sent our way has made us stronger and with fairness and honesty being important in our home, we have learned to be a good couple. We fight, we love, kiss passionately, slap each others butts, I may even tug on his hair! : ) we both know when we have hurt the other and 99.9% of the time we'll step back and walk away for a breather or apologize right away. We realize we are partners here in our one time life and we want to make the goodest of it!
I once heard or read...Don't take more then you give and I think that is what keeps us going through this life.
I read a post the other day on Jennifer's blog about judging people, how we might offend people by what we post on our own blog. The first thing that came to my mind was...um...its ok, say what you must, just as I have today. If people are offended by anything I have said, well then just don't come back. It will be ok. Maybe we just wouldn't be friends in real life or on line and that's ok, I know I don't care for EVERYONe or everything. You should not worry about offending...just be yourself.
I started this post early Sunday morning and today is Wednesday.
I did this small wood block painting for a friend this week...The little kitty I got for Mike for a little Halloween gift...made me think of his kitty Oreo aka Chunk.
We have never had such a social cat! He is just wonderful.
My tree painting is complete. This weekend Mike & I will take it to its new home. Then Monday will come and I'm not sure I'll know what to work on.
Have a great evening