Good Things Come to Those That Wait

September 11, 2013

It has been hard to not pull the “why me” card the past few years. 

We dealt with my ex having PTSD and ITP
My brothers tragic murder
A house fire
The trial of my stepfather for my brothers murder
My ex volunteering to work out of the country for the Army and leaving me to care for our 1 year old
Struggling to get off my baby weight
Discovering my ex had several inappropriate relationships
A rather nasty and ugly divorce

It is easy let personal tragedy wear you down.  Negative emotion will consume you, and all the joy life has to offer. I have ultimately had to spend my time reflecting on my triumphs, most of which happened in the last year instead of the tragedies . 

The birth of my son, Gabriel Christian.  He is the love of my life. 
I was selected to represent the General Federation of Women’s Clubs with the United Nations Foundation Shot@Life campaign.
I completed a Tough Mudder
I have ran several half marathons
I was chosen as a Shot@Life campaign spotlight champion.
I have worked with my congressman’s office on veterans affairs.
I attended the Mom 2.0 Summit
I was chosen by HLN’s Raising America during the Shark Tank panel to represent mom bloggers.
I went to BlogHer. 
I went to Mom + Social. 
I have been mentioned a New York Times and a Washington Post publication. 
I started writing for Ask Miss A and became the Outreach Director. 
I met Amanda Peet, J Lo, Brandy, Nigel Barker, and Gene Gurkoff (Bet you never saw that sentence coming Gene)
I went to NYC and LA in the same week. 
I just started two new campaigns with LeapFrog and Chick-fil-a
I realized the best kind of revenge is karma. 

I have decided to live my life unapologetically, and without hesitation.  I have everything I truly need with my son.  He loves me unconditionally.  I have realized that I can’t determine my personal worth on the opinions of others.  I must love myself first before anyone else can love me. 

 I waited almost 10 years to have Gabe.  Good things do come to those that wait, he is proof of that.  I can’t wait to see what the next 10 years hold for me. 


Happy Terrific Tuesday,