***Note: to my faithful readers who would rather stay out of the politics- this will NOT be another political post!!!***
We've all seen the staggering statistics about what happens to kids whose parents are drug addicted.
Then there are the issues presented for kids who have parents that suffer from mental illness. Previously, I have touched upon the fact that my husband and I are both people who grew up in these types of households. And we both want nothing more in this life than to break that mold and have truly happy lives that affect others in a positive way.
My husband and I especially want to be an alternative view for our nephew and other kids who have had a rough start in any way that we can.
One phone call I received on Friday afternoon has hit me like a giant firework covering the entire night sky on the 4th of July!
My husband and I have been dreaming of many things over the past few years. We have had big ideas about what kind of life we want. We have worked diligently to move in a direction that will fulfill some hearts desires for us and also some things we believe will allow us to be the people we are meant to be.
Along the way, we have learned that sometimes things don't happen the way we imagine that they will.
Just as I have come to accept that some things will have to wait, I have also realized that the bigger we dream and the harder we work- the more there is that is possible than either of us could ever have imagined!
As kids who were repeatedly reminded that their world was small and they should never expect to amount to anything, my husband and I are especially thankful for anything that comes our way and we always look forward to how we will be able to share and hopefully motivate others to strive for more.
As for this moment, I wish I could just shout from the rooftops how much I feel validated in always knowing in my heart of hearts that nobody can ever stop you from dreaming and that eventually even really big dreams can be realized. Never doubt that anyone can become their own tiny statistic. And then influence others to make that statistic grow.
Along with the picture at the top of this blog, my little cactus garden on my dining room table has served as motivation to scrimp and save and plan and dream. It will now be a reminder of my own little place in the sun.
We are buying a vacation condo in Palm Springs, CA!!!
That's right. This 'Yellow Rose Of Texas' may not be in Texas yet, but I'm going to have a whole lot more sun in my life starting about 45 days from now when my husband and I close on our property purchase.
As I cruise off to continue on with my weekend long happy dance, I'll leave you with this: