As I sit here reflecting on another year gone, I’m another year older and I feel a sort of sadness. I wonder if I’ve done enough, if I have enough. I sit here going through the past thirty six years with tears in my eyes. I see the good, I see the bad, I see it all. Then it suddenly occurs to me that my problem is I’m looking in the past and not at the present. So I take a good look around and the sadness fades, I see what matters and I feel blessed.
I see my beautiful daughter, the one that may be a little too much like her mother. I see her sweetness and it warms my heart. Her love is pure and magical when you get it. She has a kindness about her that I admire. She might have her mother’s attitude, but she also has this amazing heart and her love is worth the fight.
I see the miniature version of the man I love and my heart melts. This little boy has shown me a love that I have never known in my entire life. He opened my heart in a wonderful way, that even still I can not explain in words. He makes me laugh so many times a day and he loves me fiercely. He can be a handful sometimes but when he looks at me with his father’s eyes all I see is love.
Then the phone rings and I hear my favorite voice. The man who sacrifices everything to take care of his family, the man I pledged my life to through good times and bad. The man that I love with all my heart. That’s when I know that I have enough. My life has become quite amazing. I finally have the one thing I always wanted….A Family!