This is my first official blog post and I’m not too sure where to start. Hmmmm… I suppose defining the theme of my blog and introducing myself might be a good place. Well, as you might guess from the title, this is a life blog- a place to chronicle my trials and tribulations, triumphs and joys. Of these there are many, for all of us of that I am sure, and definitely for me! It is my hope that others will be able to connect with the experiences I share and that I will get to share in theirs as well. I promise they will be often dramatic, angry, exuberant, opinionated, pain-filled, anxious and all-around emotional, as anyone who knows me will attest that that is fundamentally what I am.
I am by far not perfect, but I love deeply, laugh muchly, cry often, BELIEVE with all my heart, and pack as much LIFE as I can into every day. I enjoy most the beauty found in the simplest of things, a flower, a sunset, the pattern of leaves on the asphalt, my daughter. For me, beauty can take my breath away and break my heart. I believe, like laughter, beauty comes in all languages and to unite us through the barriers and is infinitely more valuable than money. Why else would we want to live? We were given the incredible abilities to taste, touch, smell, see and hear the inspiring beauty that surrounds us still. What gifts.
I am a single mother to a 5 year old precocious little girl. The pain and joy that I have experienced through her entrance into my life has shaped me into the person I am today, filled with love and deeply soulful. My faith, although recently rejuvenated, is at the center of my being. I take the teachings of Christ and apply them as much as I humanly can to my life. It is a simple teaching, yet one I continue to learn every day, it is a doctrine of love. Love yourself, love all of those who share in this world as you would wish love for yourself, and love something bigger than all of that combined, love a divine mystery, love God.
All of these things equal me. A mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a lover, a believer, and a fighter. Who are you?