Two days in a row of good sleep. Forgot how this felt. Thank you to immunizations I have been running on 3-4 hours of sleep for a week. Now, I am energized and feeling great!

Yesterday, my daughter had her friend over after school. They play soccer together so she came to hang out, study and go to practise. It defiantly brought memories back to my grade four days.They were talking about boys and who has a boyfriend and which boys they think are nice. Oh and three boys like Gabrielle, one of them picks his nose and eats it – Gross!

My point is, I looked at my daughter and I kept thinking, wow is she ever-growing up. Where does time go? What is time? In that very moment, I cherished this time with my daughter. Unfortunately, I do not have my mother in my life. It’s been 18 years without her. Due to many circumstances by her choosing, this is where we are. I had longed for that mother daughter relationship all my life.  I was fortunate enough to have been raised by my Nana. She is my strength, my guardian, my angel. I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for her. She has given me my life tools with all the love and support. She is the only grandmother that my children know, and that is their great-grandmother. She is 86 years old, and we all cherish every moment we have with her.

My husband and I have learned through disappointing choices our parents have made. We promised ourselves that we would not make the same mistakes. We know what it feels like to hurt. We cannot change the past but we can change that “cycle” for our future generation.  We WILL be there for our children through everything in life no matter what.  We WILL support them , we WILL love them unconditionally, we WILL cherish all these moments.  Children are the lights in life! They are a gift, a blessing, they are the joys. With smiles and laughter, you just cannot imagine life without them.

“Live your children’s childhood. Few things are as meaningful as being part of your children’s childhood. What is the point of climbing the steps of success if you have missed the first steps of your own kids”  Robin Sharma


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