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Sunday, November 3, 2013
looks like I'm jumping on the bandwagon with the thankful Novembers. I know, I know, we should be thankful every month of every year. Truth is, I like this tradition. Every November, I can count on facebook being filled with all the thankful Novembers from my friends. I can count on people trying to be more selfless and less self absorbed. It's a refreshing change from the eleven other months. This post is going to count as my Day 1, 2, & 3 days of thankfulness. It's pretty predictable. My family. My Ava and my Justin.


You know the saying, a picture is worth one thousand words? It's pretty accurate. I'm thankful for Justin. More thankful than I can actually express to him. He has to deal with a pretty bitter and morbid woman for a wife (these days). He blocks it out. I'm trying so hard to push him away, he won't let me. He's everything I need, without direction. He's nurturing. He's a protector. He loves Ava and I, so hard, so true. I can say, life has never presented me with a love like his before. 

Then we've got my Bug! My curious, my innocent, my sweet little girl. I'm thankful for the "normal" she brings to my life. I'm grateful that her smile is enough to make Sunday a great day. I am thankful for her existence. I never knew my child would fill voids, even I was unaware that I had. On the days where my heart aches so badly, it seems to be instantly replaced with the love and warmth I have for my daughter. Ava has presented me with a love so pure, I would have called B.S. if not having experienced it myself. 

Family is not overrated. I'm so thankful for mine. Even with our 3,000 mile distance, they are still there for me. Family is the reason why most people go on to move mountains. Our families needs us. They need us to be okay. No one said life was going to be easy and complaining about the cards we are dealt will never fix anything. I'm thankful for Ava, Justin, and my family. Having them makes everything better in my world. 


♥- Leilani

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