And now for this week’s sentence to finish: “I hit a turning point in my life when I…” lost my job….
- selling our condo and purchasing a house
- having a home that Dino could grow up in and call his own
- having a yard in which Dino and Balboa could play
- going through IVF again and having another baby
While I got called to my original job, I was laid off again. I was not expecting that and all the fear and horror hit me again. What else could I lose? Thankfully I moved on to a similar job, but the damage was done and our lives would never be the same.
While my dreams were gone, I realized that I could make new dreams and not all was bad. While this was not my plan, I found and strength in what I could endure. I found power in the things that I could control. I found a peace that came when there was nothing left to lose.
With great sadness, we had to find an apartment to rent. In our town the pickings were slim and we felt we were going got be stuck in a tiny apartment in a huge complex. Thankfully we found an apartment, in the center of town. This apartment was much smaller than our condo, but had a shared driveway, shared yard, and a garage.
- Dino and Balboa DID have a yard to play and I don’t have to walk across a parking lot just to take Balboa out.
- Dino can ride his bike, play ball, and play in his pool in his OWN yard.
- We are still in town and Dino can stay at his daycare and eventually could see the same kids in his school.
- I have another job, similar job, and while I am commuting I am enjoying listening to books on tape.
- We have a washing machine and dryer in our house, no longer to do I have to lug baskets up and down steps and in and out of buildings.
- We have a home. Other families all over the nation in similar situations, lost it all. We didn’t, we were lucky.
I could have continued to wallow in misery and let the negativity take over, but instead I chose to find the joy and happiness in our lives. I need to show Dino that while things may no turn out the way you expected, while you may have to make adjustments, they do turn out in a way that works for you. You may have a long journey with many bumps in the road, it may take a while to get there, but you WILL get there and appreciate it more because of the journey. I do have my sad days, but in the end I know I am blessed.
And next week’s sentence to finish: ”The hardest part of my day is…“