Some of you might find that this post reads like an acceptance speech, sorry about that but it just about the only way to make it sound "real"..So here I go:
First and Foremost I would like to say Thank you to my Heavenly Father up above, for allowing me to grow dispite all my numerous flaws. Thanks to him for creating all of the individuals he has placed in my life at various stages. All of my friends are special and mean a lot to me.
Secondly, for my husband Erik. When we first got married he was exactly what I was looking for (being that my dad is a pastor, I knew that I could not handle that life, so I picked someone a lot like my dad but without the Theology degree)! And now that we have been married 10+ years, he is developing into not only the man and father that I need him to be but also the man that God wants him to be. His desire to grow and be open to new things spiritually is really helping us get to the next level not only in our marriage but in our parenting and friendships. Thank you to him for all so putting up with me on a daily basis, I am a work in progress and believe me when I tell you it takes a "SPECIAL FRIEND" to deal with this girl!!!
Thirdly- I posted last Thursday on Joy and that my Cousin Mimi is a Joy in my life, this week nothing has changed there. We have been through a lot of "Life's Struggles" and one thing still remains: He placed us together for a reason. This paragraph could get lengthly but I think enough said. Can't "DO LIFE" without her...
I have known Kate for several years but more recently, God has placed us together and is growing that friendship. I really feel like at this stage in my life, Kate has tons of great insight and the passion that she has for Christ in infectious. I am becoming a better Christian because of her influence.
Lastly - My boys. I know that this might sound a little strange but my boys are my buddies. I can't imagine my life without them. Even though somedays that "Ugly Mom Voice" comes out, they know that I LOVE LOVE LOVE them and that will never change. I can not wait (Lord willing) to see these boys grow up to be Godly, Respectful, Full of Life young men. And to be perfectly honest..most days they just make "THIS LIFE" worth living for both Erik and I ...Thank you Jaxon and Mason...Mommy and Daddy Love you!
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