Both the good and the bad...as they both have an impact on my life and who I am to this day.
For my first Thankful entry, I want to give thanks to the Gods for my Family.
Especially thankful to my parents, after all, without them, I would not be here.
|My step-dad and Moma|
|My father (1943 - 2008) |
Those that know me, my childhood was not exactly what one would call happy. I was abused by my biological father at an early age which resulted in their divorce. Without going into much detail, lets just say I am not a fan of his, nor will I ever possibly be. I am thankful that for a period in time, he and my mother fell in love. They decided to get married and have a family.
From that union, not only was I created but I also have a brother I love and a sister whom I not only love, but adore and is one of my greatest friends.
|Me and my sister in Salem, MA|
I am also thankful that my mother was able to fall in love again. J is a wonderful man and has been a great Dad to me during my young adult life. He's always been one of my biggest supporters and told me I can do anything I wanted to do.
There was also another man in my life that has impacted my life, my brother in law.
He was there for me as a young child. He was the man I could always count on. He was the one helping me achieve my dreams such as driving me to and from ballet class. Introducing me to the great rock n roll music of my life and told me yes you can be a guitarist. Giving me a home whenever I needed one and was one of my supporters whenever I wanted to join the Army immediately after highschool. His example, led to high expecations for any man that would want to become my husband. Those high expectations led to:
Meeting my wonderful husband playing pool of all things at an amateur tournament for the APA.
To this day we are happily in love and have been married over a decade and now have two handsome boys!
|Commander Fox of the Clones|
|Our own R2D2 with squeaks and squeals of a 2yr old.|
Thank you Goddess and God for the wonderful gift of family. I am truly blessed!