i know i hardly ever post anymore but, i stumbled across a blog this morning..i absolutely love it. so much in fact, i actually forwarded a link to my family (i never forward stuff). but i really really like this one for what ever reason and it hit me.. so this is me, doing my part and forwarding it on. http://www.danoah.com/ . it is a single dad and his life..things he did or does, or sees, or experiences he has witness or gone through at one point in his life.. this is the blog entry that made me want to post to day! http://www.danoah.com/2010/09/disease-called-perfection.html . i know it is kinda long but i promise if you spent the 5-10 minutes reading the whole thing, you will feel like i do now!!
he talked about being "real" in his blog. and i want to take a minute and be "real." with all of you (the few who actually read my blog).
~I love my Parents. i have learned everything i am today from my dear mom and dad. i dont say it enough or appreciate them like i should but i owe them so much! i look to them for life examples and advice and help and guidance. they love me more than i can imagine or deserve.. thanks mom and dad for everything, especially your support and most of all your unconditional love!!
~I love my family. my big loud, intruding, prodding, wonderful, loving family! they have more love for me than i deserve or can even imagine. i look to each and everyone of them for guidance, laughs, love, support.
~I love my boyfriend Todd (i am happier with him, then i have been with anyone else in my entire life). he makes me feel so good about my self and he makes me want to try harder and be a better person. He makes me feel important in his life and i know he loves me back! we are planning on spending the rest of our lives together and eventually (years and years to come) have a family together!
~I love my friends. the ones i talk to regularly or hardly at all, the new and the old friends, the ones i see all the time and the ones i hardly ever see. you keep me laughing and crying and everything in between and i wouldnt trade or change if for anything!
~I cannot wait to take the nest big step in life and move to canada! it is going to be hard and it is going to be scary! but it is going to be a wonderful adventure.
on his blog he said: "Embrace that you have weakness. Because everybody does. Embrace that your body is not perfect. Because nobody's is. Embrace that you have things you can't control. We all have a list of them.
i make mistakes. i am very insecure. i laugh too loud. i have been made fun. i have fun of others. i say things that hurt other people. i swear. i laugh a lot. i cry (all the time). i pray. i beg. i have doubts. i have wants. i love. i have lots of questions. i know there is a god, and that he loves me, and that he hears my prayers. i am not perfect. i will never claim to be. i need help sometimes.
As i was going through this SDL (Single Dad Laughing) blog, i came across a quote he saw somewhere. it said:"When you come to the end of everything you know, and the next step is into the darkness of the great unknown... you must believe one of two things. Either you will step out onto firm ground, or you will be taught to fly." i was curious who said it so i googled it. it brought me to an LDS Church blog. Im not really that surprised :). the leaders of the church are really smart and say really really wise things, whether you believe in the gospel or not there are things we can all learn from the things they say.
if we keep our heads on straight we can land on firm ground after we take that step, or we could fly!! personally? i want to FLY!!
please be real with others and with yourself!! i cant believe how great i feel today just from reading Dan's blog and posting my own..i would encourage you to do the same!
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read that post on Dan's blog. it was the 2nd link i posted!