Life has been preparing me for this

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Life has been preparing me for this, I only had to listen!

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The universe has been preparing me for this, my whole life!

what i didn’t know i needed

45 years ago I was born into a life of emotional abuse and neglect. Thankful for 2 amazing grandmothers that keep the light burning and helping me see the world through loving eyes.

Through my late teen years and early adulthood, I struggled with drug and alcohol abuse. Leading to bad relationships and physical abuse.

But life had a plan for me, through all the bad, there was always something good. As a child, I had my grandmothers to help lead me out of the dark, as a young adult, I was blessed with finding my best friend and husband now of 25 years, to hold my hand as a walked through recovery and into a life I never knew I wanted.

Even our marriage has not been easy. We have a son with special needs that requires a lot more love and time. It seems like every time we turn around, there has been another speed bump in our way. A house fire, health problems, losing our mothers, a flood, a recession. But through everything, we have stood together and faced the storms.

The last year as we navigate through my autoimmune, chronic illness, health problems, we are finding ourselves at home a lot more. I was never a homebody before now, but coming to terms with my limitations, I do believe, might have been preparing me for this crisis our world is facing right now.

Sometimes, life has a funny way of preparing us for a new season in life.

Life, while never perfect, is a beautiful ride! No matter how difficult it gets, I truly believe this! As humans we are able to adapt, if we let ourselves. Fighting the changes only makes it harder on ourselves and the people around us.

When your life changes drastically, as it has for many of you out there, it is very difficult to come to terms with those changes. To not feel like you’re missing out on something. To be unsure of what to do with all this extra “time” you now have. It’s normal to feel a sense of loss and mourning. However difficult it will be for you to stay home more and how our lives will be impacted by the financial changes. Please try and keep in mind, that there is always, always, always, something to be grateful for!

look for the good

It has been proven time and time again that making a list of the things you are thankful for, can help when you’re facing a difficult time. Now is a perfect time to grab a piece of paper or just sit around the living room with the kids and make a list, of all the good things you can think of right now!

Maybe life wasn’t preparing you for this, but there are so many ways you can help yourself and others get through it. We are not alone in this!

What are you thankful for today?

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