Ok so, I didn’t get my Thankful post completed on Friday since we didn’t have power. You can read about that adventure here. I don’t want this season to pass without talking about the people in my life.
I am thankful for the three guys in my life. Richard is my rock, my best friend and the only person I want at my side. Blake loves to make me think, has a great love of learning and always has to have some kind of noise (music, podcast, audiobook) going at all times. Colby makes me laugh (and sometimes cringe), he loves life and shows empathy in ways beyond his years.
I’m thankful for my parents. They have guided me to become the person I am today. I know there were many times where they questioned the choices and decisions that I made, but I knew they were always there for me. I may not always communicate with them as much as they’d like (I don’t like to talk on the phone) but I also know I can pick up the phone anytime and they are there to help me figure out what is bouncing around in my brain.
I’m thankful for my past. I am proud of the person I was and how the challenges I overcame have made me into the person I am today. I believe that the struggles and challenge that I pushed through in my life have helped me in my career. They are certainly helping me now dealing with the various challenges my sons are dealing with at this point. I know that I am strong. I learned to stand on my own two feet. I learned to find my voice and say no. I learned that if I don’t advocate for myself no one else will. That no one can read my mind and no one has the same thoughts, feelings or concerns as me in that moment. I also know that I’m not done growing and changing. That there is more to do going forward to help me find what it means to be Lori.