Sunday, January 1, 2012

Dear 2011

What didnt happen to us in 2010 happened in 2011 which has made us more ready for 2012 then ever! Its gonna be a wonderful year=)
Dear 2011
"Geez ol' Pete" you really put one down for us...  You gave us what was needed to get buy and that we are thankful for! you really tried kicking my ass a couple time with the bad news and that  I could of done with out but you have made us stronger and more ready then ever for our new friend 2012!  Between Mom and Dad divorcing, finding out that Dad is very ill, car was stolen, lil sister going through some terrible times, teenagers ripping my heart out and last but not least fighting international border lines I can still truly tell you I am thankful for the following:
The wonderful people that came into our lives and have made them to be life long. 
My wonderful job.
Husbands wonderful job and sanity.
IM2US, F/B FAMILY that has helped us get through some very tough times.
Discovering new and great relationships within my extended family.
Success of my children in school.
Family visits.
Great holiday celebrations.
 I am actually able to say that the deportation of my husband is no longer a heavy burden on me and we are able to move on with our lives.  And we are now strong enough to continue helping those that are sadly going to go through what we did.  I am sure that I will have 'bad days' and those will be taken in stride as they come but they are fewer and far between and 2012 is going to be OUR YEAR of success and happiness =)


My reality is full of long lines, long days, lots of traffic busy cities, lots of steep hills and for all of these things I have become a better person.  Long lines has taught me to be more creative with my time and have more patience with people.  Long days has taught me to be more greatful when I walk through my doors and to be home and I wish I could say the steep hills has got me into the best shape of my life but I guess that is yet to come.....  and how is this different then those of you that live in the big city with lot of traffic and long hours at work???? mmmm 

I  was asked one day by a fellow co worker if I was tired of living in TJ!?!?  She knows we live there but she does not know why. For a moment I was really irritated, she had such disgust/lack of understanding in her voice and for a second I had to bite my tongue and smile.  For anyone that knows me, biting my tongue is still a hard concept for me!  But for once I sincerely felt comfortable enough with myself and my life choices that I did not feel the need to explain myself or our situation. IT FELT GREAT!!!! It was a moment of realization and so liberating to know that things are OK and this is MY LIFE and this is My Reality and things are OK.