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This One’s for My Mom

Screenshot_20170513-080555.jpgMy mother has been my best friend for as long as I can remember. She held me when I was little and called me her “sweetheart”, dressed me up in poufy dresses and frilly socks, took me dance lessons and recitals, added to my collections of Barbie dolls and Precious Moments figurines. She baked cookies for Santa with me and took me to school carnivals. She sang with me in the car, took me to see my first concert, taught me to love Garth Brooks and George Straight. She helped me through my first breakup….Though all of my break ups. She stood up for me anytime I was bullied, taught me to stand up for others, and made multiple trips to my school to defend me from dress code violations (yes, there was glitter on my pants and no, I still don’t tuck my shirt in or wear a belt). She taught me that black is our best color, we can gradually go blonde by consistently adding highlights to our hair, and we don’t have to dress provocatively to be noticed or to fit in. She knows when I’ve been crying, just from my “hello” on the phone. She has always allowed me to tell her anything and she’s never judged me for my poor decisions. Anytime I call, she answers. Anytime I need help, she offers. She’s my rock in the toughest times and I love her so so much!

Mom, I just want to say thank you for 30 years of exceptional motherhood. I am so ridiculously lucky to have you! You are my rock and I would be nothing without you. Thank you for being a smart, strong, hard working, and beautiful example of what a woman should be. I can only hope that I can be as good of an example to my kids as you have been for me. I love you with all of my heart! Happy Mother’s Day!

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Not for this world

I am not made for this world. I don’t understand the ways in which it works. All of the hate and the pain is too much for such a kind soul to bare. I was made to love unconditionally, to show this world the light of the one who’s love is greatest. One day soon my savior will call me back to him and I will once again be washed in the purity of the spirit. Until then I must hold the hurt of this world inside and turn it into something beautiful. I must teach those around me to love the way that we were intended to. I must not be afraid to give my heart to those who need it for only through love can we change the world. So to you I say, may you live to love one another. When the world seems dark, be the light for those around you. Your heart may be broken and your kindness may be rejected but you should continue to love anyway. For only through being the example can we truly teach other. Words are shallow but actions are deep. Be the light you wish to see and soon the whole world will shine so bright that the darkness will have no where to hide.

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Some of the Good Things

I wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who read my last post and responded. I have a hard time asking for help and I appreciate the pick me ups.
   Now that I have gotten some much needed rest, I want to share with you some of the positive things about traveling to Florida for the holidays. So here they are in no particular order.
1. Not having to do dishes
2. Getting to have breakfast served to me instead of me serving breakfast (it’s the little things)
3.Going to Disney World with my kiddos (and getting a special no standing in line pass for Tommy. Thank you for being special needs friendly Disney!).
4. Going to the parks, beaches, and basically just enjoying the weather and getting to be outside.
5. Poolside mani

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6. Spending time with the smart, funny, and interesting Kish clan. I am so lucky to be a part of this family. There is no way to describe how special all of these people are to me. They make all of the stress worth it! I learn more every time I am around them.
7. Having extra hands and extra eyes for the kiddos. They are treated like royalty.
8. Did I mention the weather yet? 75-80 degrees so far.
9. Spending quality time with my husband. He has been surprisingly relaxed so far this trip and he is doing his best to help me with the kiddos.
10. Keurig coffee in the mornings. Yum yum
What are some of the good things going on in your life today?

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